Laura Lombardi's hefty 14-karat-gold-plated necklace, which she wore to BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on October 10, enhanced her plain cream blouse, cream jacket, and black slacks. The princess came on Newsbeat with her husband, the Prince of Wales, where they discussed World Mental Health Day with guests.
Double Diamond Initial Pendant Necklace with Stone and Strand. Nordstrom, $275. The bold necklace was a departure from the more delicate jewellery she had previously worn. From Kiki McDonough citrine earrings to Astley Clarke charming pendants or Mappin & Webb diamond-encrusted items, the princess often loves modest, petite, and exquisite accessories. Her thick chain is more in keeping with the long-running trend of stacking on showy gold necklaces (see every understated editor at Fashion Week in their familiar uniform of crisp white tee, blazer, and chain).
Laura Lombardi's gold chains are undeniably appealing. The New York-based designer specialises in modern items with a twist, such as the princess's necklace, which contains a heart-shaped sculptural pendant. Kate Middleton frequently wears ancient diamonds, pearls, and valuable jewels passed down through generations of the royal family for formal occasions—and, of course, she always wears her sapphire Garrard engagement ring, which previously belonged to Princess Diana. She also has several special pieces in her collection, including a Daniella Draper 9-karat yellow customised gold necklace etched with the initials of her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.