Kate Middleton jewellery: Duchess more ‘economical’ as royal champions high street brands

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, joined the Royal Family in 2011 after marrying Prince William. Ever since, she will accessorise her looks with jewellery such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings.

Missoma is also one of the Duchess’ favourite jewellery brands and she has worn the brand for several years.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Charlotte Leigh from Lottie Leigh Fine Jewellery, explained why the royal might be opting for more affordable jewellery. 

The expert said: “The Duchess of Cambridge’s choice to step away from wearing her fine jewellery and opting for demi fine jewellery, from brands such as Missoma and Monica Vinader, is for a few reasons in my opinion.

“Firstly, demi-fine jewellery, which is jewellery made from sterling silver and either gold vermeil or gold plate, is much more economical for fashion jewellery.  

She explained: “She is also opting for a more ‘low-key’ look, during lockdown and the pandemic. 

“Whilst so many are struggling both mentally and financially, it strikes me as a sensitive choice.  

“You need only look at the backlash that some high-profile personalities have received, who have been less coy about their extravagant choices.”

Kate also has necklaces from Missoma and Meghan Markle is also thought to be a huge fan of the brand.

The expert added: “Lastly and most importantly I believe her choices to be a show of support. 

“It is no coincidence that both businesses are British, and female owned, and I suspect this choice to be her way of championing both the British high street and businesses owned by women. 

“The Duchess is renowned for her good taste and looks fabulous whether she is wearing £50,000 of jewels or £150 of demi-fine jewellery.”

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