Kate Middleton’s pearl hoop earrings already have a waitlist: Here’s where to buy them and similar styles

The duchess’s jewels have already proved a big hit with royal fashion fans

Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Friday 14 May 2021 12:43
<p>Kate wore the earrings during a visit to mark Mental Health Awareness Week</p>

Kate wore the earrings during a visit to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

The Duchess of Cambridge has become a source of style inspiration for many ever since she joined the royal family, and her latest choice of accessory has proved no exception.

On Thursday, Kate looked as chic as ever as she stepped out for her latest engagement with Prince William in Wolverhampton.

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the couple visited three local organisations that support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing.

For the trip, the duchess wore a navy blouse with white polka dots by Tory Burch, paired with a coordinating blue coat from Catherine Walker, wide-leg trousers from Jigsaw and a sleek Smythson clutch bag.

But, it was Kate’s choice of jewellery that really caught the eye of fashion fans.

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To complete her outfit, the royal selected a pair of gold hoop earrings with detachable pearl charms from British designer Freya Rose.

And, while many of the items in Kate’s jewellery box come with luxury price tags, these earrings are surprisingly affordable, at £95.

The only catch is that the earrings are currently only available to pre-order, no doubt because of the renowned “Kate effect” that sees many of the pieces she wears sell out within hours of her wearing them.

If you’re willing to wait, we’ve tracked down the duchess’s earrings so you can place your pre-order.

But, if you’re eager to copy the royal’s look without delay, we’ve also found some similar styles that you can buy right now.

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Freya Rose London mini hoops with detachable pearls: £95, Freyarose.com

If you’re looking to upgrade your jewellery collection with a piece of royal-approved bling, look no further than Freya Rose London’s mini hoops.

The 19ct gold-plated silver earrings are handmade, so you can be assured that each pair has been crafted to the finest standards. A sleek style that can be tailored to suit any occasion, the earrings can be worn as plain gold hoops or you can add a collection of five freshwater pearls to each one for a more statement look.

A great day-to-night pair, these hoops are playfully versatile and promise to breathe new life into any look.

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M&S brushed metal pearl effect hoop earrings: £12.50, Marksandspencer.com

If you can’t wait to get your hands on a pair of pearl earrings like Kate’s, consider these gold hoops from high street stalwart M&S.

Designed with an oval-shaped hoop, the earrings are made from brushed metal and feature five pearl-effect charms on each one. Unlike the duchess’s pair, this option also comes with colourful beads in red, yellow and blue, making them a fun option for summer soirées.

The earrings are part of M&S’s “skin kind” jewellery range, which the retailer says goes beyond normal hypoallergenic standards.

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Lucinda Ella tiny pearl hoops: £19.50, Etsy.com

This pair of gold hoops are guaranteed to make a statement. Handmade by small British jewellery brand Lucinda Ella, the earrings measure 15mm, are gold plated and come decorated with wire wrap for a unique look.

Just like Kate’s pair, they also feature a series of tiny freshwater pearls, however these ones aren’t detachable. If you fancy something a little different, the brand also sells the earrings with other gems including turquoise, malachite, onyx and lapis lazuli.

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Freshwater pearl hoops: £65, Ammelondon.com

If you’re after a more minimalist pair, we recommend investing in Amme London’s thick hoops.

Available in sterling silver or plated with 9ct gold, the earrings come with a single freshwater pearl charm that can be removed so you can choose to wear just the plain hoop.

These earrings also come in four different sizes, ranging from 14mm to 25mm.

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