A few years ago I started following the life of the Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. her maiden name, Kate Middleton) more closely, and became particularly interested in her fashion. I then discovered that there exists a whole group of passionate repliKaters who search out the clothing and accessories of the Duchess, whether the originals (“real Kates”) or replicas. I’ve joined in the fun here and there (with cost-effective items – most were under $30 – which I know I’ll wear) and today I thought I’d share some of my jewelry finds with you!

(Note to would-be jewelry thieves: this stuff is costume jewelry. It’s not worth it.)

My collection:

Here are the pieces on the Duchess herself:

Kate’s Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings (mine are repliKates)
Kate wearing the Queen’s Canadian Maple Leaf Royal Brooch (first worn by the Queen Mum) – my replica was purchased at Buckingham Palace
Kate’s Monica Vinader Siren earrings – mine are repliKates
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Kate’s Kiki McDonough Lauren Leaf Earrings – mine are repliKates. Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images
Kate’s Kate Spade Pretty Pom Tassel Drop earrings –
I have the real deal!

Kate’s Links of London Hope Egg earrings – mine are repliKates

Kate wearing a Royal British Legion poppy brooch – I purchased the same one from them

Kate’s Cartier Ballon Bleu watch (my repliKate was purchased on eBay for under $30) – and her iconic engagement ring. (Would you believe mine is from Walmart???)

I actually do wear many of these pieces quite regularly, and it’s nice to have things like the poppy and maple leaf brooch for special occasions. It’s also quite fun to be part of the repliKate community online – everyone is very friendly and helpful when it comes to identifying and sourcing items, both real and replica!

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