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Old 06-17-2012, 10:28 AM
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Are these new earrings worn at Trooping the Color? I don't recall seeing them before. They look like dangling pearls with a bead higher up on the strand.
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Are these new earrings worn at Trooping the Color? I don't recall seeing them before. They look like dangling pearls with a bead higher up on the strand.
They are her Effervescence Bubble Stiletto earrings from Links of London... Worn often, notably the Ark Dinner last year. I am lucky enough to own them and I love them!!
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Does anyone recognise the earrings Kate is wearing?
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:54 PM
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It's her Kiki McDonough Green amethyst earrings. She worn those first in Sandringham during Christmas.
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It's her Kiki McDonough Green amethyst earrings. She worn those first in Sandringham during Christmas.
Thanks! Here is a better picture of Kate wearing the amethyst earrings, from a previous event.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:20 PM
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They are her Effervescence Bubble Stiletto earrings from Links of London... Worn often, notably the Ark Dinner last year. I am lucky enough to own them and I love them!!
Me too i bought them after i saw Kate wearing them last year at the Ark dinner - they are lovely earrings for both day and night events
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:34 PM
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Thanks! Here is a better picture of Kate wearing the amethyst earrings, from a previous event.
Those are so pretty. I think my favorite bit about them is that they look like they could work for daytime as well as nighttime events.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:23 PM
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those really make her eyes pop
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:37 PM
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It's hard for me to wrap my mind around amethyst stones that are in colors other than purple. I own amethyst stones that are the conventional purple and just love that color, so every time someone mentions these earrings, I think Kate has a new set in her repertoire. While these are pretty, for me, there's nothing like the purple amethyst. But that's my taste, and I just thought I'd get it out there!
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Technically speaking, "green amethyst" is a misnomer. "Green quartz" or "Prasiolite" would be much more accurate terms. I'm guessing that since most green quartz on the market today is heat-treated and irradiated amethyst, they use the incorrect name as a selling point.

I guess the only reason jewelers aren't calling citrine (most of which on the market today is also heat-treated amethyst) yellow/orange/brown amethyst is because that color quartz already has a widely known name.
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Thank you for that information about amethyst, I too thought it was only purple. And, didn't know that citrine was artificially made from amethyst.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:56 PM
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Thank you for that information about amethyst, I too thought it was only purple. And, didn't know that citrine was artificially made from amethyst.
Citrine does occur naturally (as does green quartz, but that is rarer), but most that are on the market today originally was amethyst.
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It's hard for me to wrap my mind around amethyst stones that are in colors other than purple. I own amethyst stones that are the conventional purple and just love that color, so every time someone mentions these earrings, I think Kate has a new set in her repertoire. While these are pretty, for me, there's nothing like the purple amethyst. But that's my taste, and I just thought I'd get it out there!
Baroness, actually there is a reason for your unease. Amethyst is what we call purple colored quartz. And it IS the Queen of the quartz-es.

There are many colors of quartz.
Yellow quartz is called Citrine
Smoky Quartz is the color of weak black tea or coffee
Ametrine is a variegated amethyst to citrine stone
Prasiolite is green colored
Blue quartz is rare as a natural stone and usually created by irradiating white (clear) quartz.

The chances are good that The Duchess's earrings in the photo are either irradiated or are topaz. They are lovely, whatever they are.
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Thanks so much for your explanation, AdmirerUS; I really appreciate the mini-course on quartz.
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The chances are good that The Duchess's earrings in the photo are either irradiated or are topaz. They are lovely, whatever they are.
Name: green amethyst to Duchess earrings came from Kiki McDonough shop. I know it, because I ID those earrings, as hers and she is using name at her shop site: green amethyst. That's why we are calling them like that. There were the same earrings with citrine, but Kate's are green.
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Most colored stones have been heat treated these days to inhance their color.
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Earrings & necklace at National Portrait Gallery event 18/07/2012
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Reportedly it's from Cartier and cost 49 pounds.

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