Though nothing holds more value to the Princess than the heartfelt jewels that her husband Prince William has gifted to her since they became an item.
To celebrate Prince William’s 41st birthday on 21st June, fine jewellery experts at Steven Stone have taken a close look at the unique earrings that the Prince gifted Kate on their first official Christmas together.
How did the Prince and Princess of Wales meet?
Kate and William met when they were studying for their undergraduate degrees at the University of St. Andrews, where they enrolled in 2001.
During their second year of university, Kate and William shared a house with two other friends and their relationship reportedly blossomed from there – though the couple’s relationship didn’t become public until 2004, when they were photographed on a ski trip together at Klosters.
Prince William proposed during a vacation in Kenya in 2010 and the couple married one year later at Westminster Abbey, London.
Since then, the couple have welcomed three children to the world – George, Charlotte and Louis.
To celebrate their first official Christmas together in 2011, Prince William gifted his new wife a pair of amethyst earrings.
When most people think of amethyst, the first colour that pops into their mind is purple – however, Kate’s earrings from her beloved husband feature a unique pair of green amethyst stones. Green amethyst is said to represent harmony, love and balance – making it a heartwarming choice of stone for the couple’s first official Christmas together.
The stunning pair of 5 carat oval cut amethysts are surrounded by diamonds, set in 18 carat gold. Designed by one of Kate’s favourite designers, Kiki McDonough, the earrings currently retail at £2,600.
Kate first debuted the earrings at church on the Christmas Day that she received them. They seem to hold festive significance for the Princess as she also wore them to church on Christmas Day in both 2013 and 2015.
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