When Kate attended the State Dinner in Malaysia during the South Pacific Royal Tour she wowed us with that breathtakingly beautiful white and gold gown by Alexander McQueen. But she also surprised us with a new set of jewellery: gold leaf earrings and a matching bracelet by UK designer Catherine Zoraida. Both the earrings and the bracelet were 18k gold plated silver. Both the earrings (£140) and the bracelet (£420) are still for sale at her online shop.
Below you can see several close-ups of Kate wearing the Double Leaf earrings.
Both the earrings and the bracelet were very much my style, but alas, at £140 and £420 they were not within my budget.
Luckily, last month Elise from DesignsbyNoa on Etsy posted on her Facebook page that she was working on replikate pairs of the earrings, so obviously I jumped at the chance, and pre-ordered a pair. And last week I received them in a small silver coloured box with a personal note enclosed! Very good and quick service Elise! Thank you very much!
Like the originals, the earrings Elise sells are also 18k gold plated silver and the leaves are the same size as well (3 cm). And that for only a fraction of the price of the originals: $50. My pair only has a different hook, but I noticed she now sells them with a similar hook in her Etsy store. They are also available in sterling silver. Below you can see a picture and two close-ups of me wearing the earrings made by Elise.
Elise now also has the matching bracelet for sale for $220, so I am now saving for that one :-P
Replikate review conclusion: I would have loved it if my pair had the same hook as the originals as well, especially now that the newer pairs do, but the quality of the earrings are great nonetheless! For a pair of earrings in the same material and in the same size as the originals you can't really go wrong.
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