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The sweet meaning behind Kate Middleton’s push presents from Prince William

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we couldn’t help but think about how Prince William will treat Kate Middleton this year – as he’s known for gifting her some exquisite, not to mention sentimental, pieces of jewellery.

With three beautiful children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis together, the royal couple have a full house, and over the years Prince William has shown his love and admiration for Kate through some beautiful push-presents.

If you’re not quite sure what a push present is, it’s a unique gift that a partner or family gives to the mother to mark the occasion of her giving birth to their child.

New data also shows they are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and the US. Looking at Google searches, we found that the term ‘push present’ received 266,400 searches in the last 12 months, not to mention the phrase ‘push gift’ increased by 23%. ‘Push gift jewelry’ has increased by 50% in the last three months, suggesting partners and family are looking to give new mothers a splash of sparkle.

So, what did Prince William give to the Duchess of Cambridge? Let’s take a look…

Prince George

When Prince George was born in 2013, William reportedly gave Kate a sweet, sentimental gift – a limited edition teddy bear from Harrods from that year.

It has also been claimed he gave Kate a pendant with their new baby’s full name on it, “George Alexander Louis” and a 0.23 carat diamond and 18ct white gold white gold ring from Annoushka, which cost around £1,200 at the time.

Steven Stone’s Creative Director, Maxwell Stone, said: “Back in 2013 when Prince William gifted Kate this beautiful engraved necklace, we started to see a new trend emerge. Over the last decade these sentimental jewellery pieces have become very popular, and we see a lot of requests for pieces with name engravings of children. A pendant like this is the perfect gift for a new mother, as it creates a special bond between mother, father, and their new baby.”

At the same time, the Duchess of Cambridge was also seen wearing a new third ring on her wedding finger – a diamond eternity band. Our experts expect the eternity ring to have a value of around £1,500.

It was also rumoured that William reportedly gave his wife a diamond flower brooch, commissioned by his grandmother’s royal jewellers and featuring a pink stone, however, unfortunately we’ve yet to get a glimpse of the masterpiece, so are unable take a closer look.

Princess Charlotte

After the arrival of Princess Charlotte in 2015, Kate was seen wearing a beautiful pair of green amethyst and green tourmaline earrings, known to also be a push present. The earrings came from one of her favourite jewellery designers, Kiki McDonough, and have an estimated price tag of around £3,500.

Not many people have heard about green amethyst, most people automatically assume amethyst to only be a purple gemstone. However, you can also get amethyst in this stunning, soft, glistening green colour.

It is believed that green amethyst strengthens peace and calm, and brings generosity, growth, health, harmony, and stability, making the perfect stone for a new mother. The stone carries the same properties as purple amethyst, bringing energies of serenity and composure, and enhancing your ability to manage all responsibilities.

Green Tourmaline is also traditionally said to have some invigorating qualities. Crystal healers believe this is an excellent stone to use or wear to relieve chronic fatigue and exhaustion, providing beneficial influence to all things that live and grow. 

Prince Louis

In 2018, royal fans went crazy over a reportedly new push present Kate recieved from William. At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, and also to Wimbledon, Kate stepped out sporting an incredible citrine ring, which experts assumed was a new gift to honour the birth of Prince Louis.

Fittingly, Citrine crystals are also said to bring newborns “intelligence, health, happiness, curiosity, confidence, and healing wisdom,” according to Crystal Vaults.

Our jewellery expert Maxwell Stone took a detailed look at the ring. He said: “It’s a beautiful ring, there’s no doubt about it, however, it’s definitely more affordable than you might think. Citrine is a semi-precious stone, and therefore isn’t as rare as precious gemstones like rubies or sapphires. The centre stone looks to be around six to seven carats and has an intense colour. With that in mind, it is likely to be worth around £1,000 to £2,000 assuming the stone is high quality.”

However, soon after the push present frenzy, fans spotted that the ring may not actually be a new piece of jewellery after all. Photographs from Kate’s 26th birthday pictured her wearing a very similar ring while out celebrating, so we can’t be 100% sure.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, why not take a look at our fine jewellery collection. From bespoke pieces to ready to wear diamond earrings, pendants, and gemstone rings, we have something that guarantees sparkle. If you’re looking for an engagement ring, why not use our create your own service, allowing you to get a bespoke style, for less.

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