William and Kate hit the red carpet tonight at the annual BAFTA awards, and while I am staying away from the not-wearing-black controversy, I was pretty wowed by her enormous emerald-and-diamond necklace, stud earrings, and bracelet. Kate doesn’t always subscribe to the go-big-or-go-home philosophy when it comes to jewels, so this was a definite treat.
Hello! magazine pointed out that these are the same earrings she wore to a 2014 event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but the earrings are convertible and can be worn as studs or long drops. Who knew?
If you’re on the hunt for a similar look, I’ve found some great dupes in both genuine and faux stones:
These emerald and diamond white gold stud earrings from Macy’s are gorgeous and also on major sale! They’re normally $850 and now $259. If you have a May birthday coming up, maybe it’s time to drop a few hints?
If you’re looking for more of a drop style, Zales has a beautiful pair of lab-created emerald earrings with white sapphires on sale for $116.10. So blingy and perfect for a wedding or formal event.
For a cheaper alternative at $48, these Kate Spade Bright Idea studs are really fun, plus they come in seven other colors if emerald green isn’t your jam.
Another fabulous faux pair I found is just $26 from LilykayCouture on Etsy and comes in a variety of finishes and styles. You can choose from three different shades of emerald Swarovski crystals, and if you don’t want emeralds the shop offers 36 different colors, including padparadscha like Eugenie’s engagement ring! You can also purchase a matching necklace and bracelet. Although they are marketed as bridesmaid earrings, I would definitely wear these for other events, too.
I looooove vintage jewelry and this 1930s pearl and emerald rhinestone necklace is just so fabulous I can’t even. For such an old piece it’s in excellent condition, too. You can find it from Etsy seller Amore Treasure for $127.99. I really have nowhere to wear this so please, someone buy it so I can live vicariously through you!
What did you think of Kate’s jewelry tonight? Are you a fan of the emeralds or do you wish she’d worn something else?