A Pearl of a Royal Trip

It must be tough being a royal. Unlike “normal” people, you can’t just buy a ticket, reserve accommodation, throw some clothes and other essentials in a backpack or suitcase, and decide to go on an overseas trip. Just ask Kate Middleton.

Having not been born into royalty, the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine (Kate) Middleton, apparently is a “glass half full” personality. And really, what doesn’t she have to be thankful for? She married a handsome and intelligent prince who she met at university, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and son of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and Charles, Prince of Wales in a fairytale wedding held approximately three years ago.


And if life wasn’t already looking rosy for the young royal couple, they were blessed with the birth of their first child, a beautiful boy, Prince George of Cambridge, in July, 2013.

Now, returning to the “problem” at hand, when the young royals decided to go on a trip to visit the colonies of New Zealand and Australia, they couldn’t just pack up and travel inconspicuously around the countries. However, on the flip side, they were plenty of compensatory elements, not the least of which being the jewelry purchases that the duchess made for the trip.

The Duchess of Cambridge is a great believer in supporting local designers and artisans wherever she travels, knowing that the exposure she gives them will help promote local business. Consequently, her choice of a Wellington-based jewelry designer for the jewels of her NZ trip came as no surprise. It should also come as no surprise that the dominant theme of the jewelry was pearls and diamonds.

The pearl and diamond white gold earrings with matching pearl necklace with diamond keepers (pictured below) are stunning and classical pieces that will surely be passed down to future generations. Similarly, the less costly yet no less beautiful gold and silver bow and colored stone earrings are definitely fit for royalty.

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The jewelry will be augmented with jewelry that represents the best of what Australia and NZ have to offer from the collection of her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II.

It seems as though Prince knew a thing or two about jewelry when he penned the song, “Diamonds and Pearls”:

If I gave you diamonds and pearls
Would you be a happy boy or a girl?

It seems as though in the case of this “girl,” the answer is a resounding, “Yes!”


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