KATE MIDDLETON is a full-time member of the Royal Family. She has a beautiful jewellery collection. The royal has been spotted wearing a jewellery set which was a gift from Prince Charles.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, both 38, married in 2011. After the wedding, she was given a jewellery set as a gift from Prince Charles, 71. A jewellery expert explained the sweet meaning behind the set.
Prince William proposed to Kate in 2010 after meeting at university nearly 10 years earlier.
Kate walked down the aisle wearing the Cartier Halo Tiara which was borrowed from the Queen.
This was just one of many eye-catching pieces of jewellery Kate has worn since becoming a royal.
After her wedding, she was given a pricey gift from her father-in-law Prince Charles.
Kate Middleton: She is the daughter-in-law of Prince Charles (Image: GETTY)
Kate Middleton: Prince Charles gave her a three piece jewellery set (Image: GETTY)
He gave the Duchess a three piece white and gold jewellery set which is estimated to cost a staggering £60,000.
It featured a custom bracelet, ring, and earrings, head of bespoke at 77 Diamonds Anna Byers explained.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, she commented: “After her wedding to Prince William, Prince Charles gave his new daughter-in-law a set of matching yellow and white gold pieces.
“They are in an Art Deco style and seem to be custom made for Kate.”
By giving the set to Kate so soon after her wedding, it is likely that Prince Charles was trying to welcome her into the family.
The mother-of-three wore the pieces when stepping out for her first solo event as a royal.
Anna continued: “Notably and rather appropriately, Kate wore these in October 2011 when she stood in for her father-in-law Prince Charles which was her first solo event.”
Kate Middleton: The Duchess of Cambridge has worn the set on many occasions (Image: GETTY)
The jewellery pieces are white gold and covered in diamonds.
The expert added: “The earrings feature two round diamond clusters almost in a flower shape.
“The central diamond has a yellow hue, bridged by three horizontal baguette diamonds set in white gold.
“The bracelet has a repeating diamond cluster and baguette pattern bordered by two rows of diamonds, with the central diamond again seeming to have a yellow hue. The ring has a double diamond cluster.”
Kate Middleton: The set could be worth £60,000 (Image: GETTY)
Kate Middleton: She is the wife of Prince William (Image: EXPRESS)
Not only do the items appear to be custom-made, the jewels could be worth a huge amount of money.
The expert explained they could fetch up to £60,000 if put on sale.
Anna added: “Judging from the images, I estimate the value of these earrings to be £15,000 and the bracelet to be £45,000.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK