Kate's favourite jewels.
Posted on 30 January 2017
Over Christmas we were very excited to see the Duchess of Cambridge wearing her Catherine Zoraida Fern Hoop Earrings. HRH was visiting a charity in London called Heads Together. She was accompanied by both Prince William and Harry and was her last formal engagement before Christmas. It is always hugely exciting to see Catherine wearing her CZ pieces and to see how she styles them.
People often ask which are the pieces that the Duchess of Cambridge wears, so we thought we would write a little piece for the blog on her past pieces and the outfits she wore them with.
The very first time she wore Zoraida jewellery was when she was on the Queens Diamond Jubilee tour of South East Asia. The Duchess and Prince William had just got married and it was their first major public engagement since their wedding. The dinner was hosted by the King of Malaysia and was the most formal event of the tour. Catherine (as a young designer) who had only recently started her own label said "the following weeks were a whirlwind and things have never really been the same again!"
“When she first wore the jewellery it was a complete surprise to me.’ The website crashed and orders were coming in from all over the world. ‘That’s when we knew something big had happened”.
Kate wore the same pieces several times during the tour including a rather memorable time where she combined the earrings with a grass skirt while dancing with Will on the Polynesian Island of Tuvulu.
Since then the Duchess has worn the earrings and bracelet on many other occasions including a pre Christmas lunch with the Queen as well as on Christmas Day when she attended Sandringham Church with the Queen the Royal Family.
The following year Catherine and Will flew to Australia for their next tour and Kate chose to wear the Double Leaf Earrings again while they visited Uluru
In 2014 Catherine was spotted wearing our Fern Hoop Earrings. These were part of a new collection and have become very popular ever since.. Quickly becoming another one of her favourites She then chose to wear these again for the Christmas service with the queen at Sandringham Church.
Then not long after the fern hoop earrings were paired with a beutuiful dress from Saloni which she wore to the Fostering Excellance awards in London.
"The effect it has had on our small company is incredibly positive and I am always warmed by the way the Duchess chooses to not only represent small independent brands but to cleverly dress them along side much more well known designer names… never afraid to wear them again and again!"
"Starting any small business is hard and the publicity she helps attract gives one that boost and recognition which for any designer is invaluable".
The Daily Mail wrote a fantastic article us and the jewellery that the Duchess has worn, so please do feel free to read more here,
Thank you Kate and we hope you continue to enjoy CZ Jewels!