PUBLISHED: 17:40, Mon, Feb 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:39, Mon, Feb 3, 2020
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, wore a recycled dress last night as she joined her husband and President of the BAFTAs, Prince William, for a star-studded evening of glamour. Although Kate turned many heads in her gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress, it was her striking jewellery which caught the attention of many fans.
In fact, several fans took to social media to speculate where the jewellery is from, with one person writing: “I think that Kate’s #KateMiddleton #DuchessofCambridge @vancleefarpels set might be a gift from the Queen.”
However, other fans pondering whether they were presents from William, or Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
One wrote: “Since Camilla likes the brand, perhaps she gave that to Kate for her recent birthday!!”
Her jewels were from luxury French brand Van Cleef & Arpels, according to Tobias Kormind, the managing director at 77Diamonds.com.
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Kate Middleton: Duchess of Cambridge showed off jewellery collection on BAFTA red carpet (Image: GETTY IMAGES/PA)
Kate Middleton: From her ears dangled the Magic Alhambra earrings with two motifs in yellow gold and mother-of-pearl, which cost £5,400 (Image: GETTY IMAGES)
He said: “At this year’s Baftas, Kate Middleton looked as impeccable as always and chose to wear a lariat style necklace and matching earrings from the Van Cleef & Arpels iconic Alhambra collection which was first launched in 1968.
“The Alhambra collection is enormously popular and instantly recognisable, so much so that Chinese counterfeiters have had a field day with it over the decades, all trying to copy its aspirational, elegant luxury look.”
According to earlier reports, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wore £13,000 worth of gems from the company, with mother of pearl and gold glittering on her chest and dangling from her ears.
Tobias explained exclusively to Express.co.uk that The Alhambra collection is designed in a cloverleaf style, which symbolises “luck”.
He said: “Alhambra takes the form of a cloverleaf as inspiration,