*This* Is the Sentimental Piece of Jewelry Pippa Middleton Gave Sister Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton has plenty of jewelry in her drawers to choose from at any given moment — there’s the Collingwood pearl drop earrings she inherited from Princess Diana or the famous blue sapphire engagement ring from her royal hubby. Still, it’s not always the priciest pieces the Duchess of Cambridge reaches for. In fact, there’s one necklace in particular that she wears on the reg that you can snag for less than $130!
The piece in question is Merci Maman’s aptly named The Duchess Necklace ($129), which Kate received as a gift from her younger sister back in 2013 after the birth of her son. As Maman explained in a recent blog post, the gift was not only sentimental because of its giver, but because of the meaning behind it.
Pippa reportedly got the necklace engraved with a pendant bearing Prince George’s full name, a little gold-plated boy charm, along with a small “W” (for William) charm. And aside from being thoughtful, the necklace is full of significance: It’s also a nod to a similar piece the Duchess’s mother-in-law used to wear!
“The young Lady Spencer owned a simple gold chain bearing her initial ‘D,'” the blog revealed. “Upon the birth of Prince William in 1982, Prince Charles gave Diana the gift of a gold pendant engraved with their new son’s name, which she always wore close to her heart.” By giving Kate her own gold-plated pendant with Prince George’s name on it, Pippa was helping her big sis to carry on the tradition. Aww!
That Duchess Necklace is still available on the site, with options to customize it as your own by choosing the metal (Kate wears the gold-plated version, but sterling silver is also up for grabs), the number of boy or girl charms you need, and your baby’s name and date of birth. Here’s your chance to snag a piece of Middleton’s jewelry box for less than $150!
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