Kate wore Links of London Hope Egg Earrings in 2010 for her official engagement photo shoot. She was first seen wearing the earrings in 2008 during Cheltanham Festival. The Hope egg earrings, a very attractive and important symbol in Russian culture, traditionally given for birthdays, festivals, etc. This egg represents hope and new life and is decorated with white topaz. The intricate £275 earrings features white topaz and white rhodolite.