The £15000 earrings are made of 18-karat white gold and diamonds and featured a curled diamond-set oak leaf top and a pear-shaped diamond set drop with a central articulated pave set diamond acorn.
The design of the earrings was inspired by The Middleton family’s Coat of arms that featured Acorns and Oak leaves which symbolize the trees in Berkshire(Catherine’s birthplace and her family’s residence). Middleton family received their Coat of Arms shortly before the wedding. Catherine’s Coat of Arms was the Middleton Family’s one suspended from a blue ribbon symbolizing her unmarried status.
The Middleton Family worked closely with the College of Arms throughout the design process to create a Coat of Arms that was personal to them and visually identified them as a family.
About the symbols, Palace noted, “The three acorns represent Mr and Mrs Middleton’s three children (Catherine, Philippa and James). Acorns were chosen because the area in which the children were brought up West Berkshire, England is surrounded by oak trees. Additionally, oak is a long-established symbol of both ‘England’ and ‘Strength’.” The design of the Arms was agreed upon and approved by Mr Thomas Woodcock (Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England) of the College of Arms in London.
She paired them with her Cartier Halo Tiara on her wedding day. The earrings were matching with Catherine’s wedding tiara and echoed the scroll elements of the design.
Since her wedding day, We have seen The Princess of Wales, Catherine, wearing her Robinson Pelham Wedding Earrings only twice. First, she wore them at the 2016 Order of Garter Service with her Catherine Walker Red Marianne Coat.
Recently, she brought back the timeless piece of earrings again and this time at the 2019 Easter Service held at the St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
On 12th October @bonhams1793 will auction an exact replica of the earrings worn by The Princess of Wales on her wedding day in 2011, which were a present from her parents Michael and Carole Middleton! 💎
The expected sale price for now is £500-£700https://t.co/niJLBbDSzp
— CoutureAndRoyals (@CoutureRoyals) October 9, 2022