On 14 September 2012, during the Royal tour in the South Pacific, Kate attended a tea party at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Kuala Lumpur, to which she wore a icy blue and white lace dress by Temperley fit for a fairy princess! But apart from that gorgeous dress, she also surprised us with a new pair of earrings in a dangle teardrop design, most likely in white gold, diamond and blue topaz. Unfortunately we still don't know where she got them. But that doesn't make them any less beautiful of course.
Below are three close-ups of the earrings.
Since I am a huge sucker for small dangle earrings I began searching for a similar pair for less than $100, but although the design doesn't look very difficult, no replikates were in sight (it is the Darwin Dilemma all over again...).
Luckily, Anna from the facebook page My Small Obsessions shared a replikate pair she bought on Novica.com. They are by far the best pair of replikates of these earrings I have seen so far, so a few weeks ago I ordered a pair for myself. Here they are:
'Arctic tear' blue topaz, CZ and sterling silver earrings, Bhavesh on Novica.com, $54.99
Novica was founded in 1999 by a group of people to help artisans in rural communities all over the world make their business a success by creating a free global platform from which they can operate a sustainable creative business. At Novica the artisans have all the control. They are free to raise or lower their own prices, can withdraw their products at any time, and can put their items on sale. Also, on every product page you can find a picture and biography of the person who made the product. That way you get to know the story behind your product. All in all, I think Kate would approve you buying at Novica ;-)
The replikate earrings are called 'Arctic tear', and are made of tear shaped blue topaz stones in a setting of .925 sterling silver and clear cubic zirconias. They are approximately 1" x 0.4" (2.5 x 1 cm) and handcrafted by an artisan named Bhavesh, who lives in Jaipur, India. And although the earrings are send directly from India, the package arrived within a week! (It was send via FedEx).
Looking at the close-ups of Kate I believe the earrings from Novica are slightly bigger, and maybe a bit darker blue, but as I said, they are still the best pair of replikates I've seen so far. After wearing them for a few times I think they are of good quality and definitely worth the $54.99.
Thanks Tatiana! I just ordered them! :)
10/9/2013 02:59:57 am
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