Look like a Princess Bride with royal wedding earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane

June 26, 2011

A glittering pair of replica royal wedding earrings can scatter princess stardust over your wedding day ensemble.

It’s hard to book Westminster Abbey or St. Paul’s Cathedral for your wedding site, but easy as steak-and-kidney pie to find earrings modeled on the diamonds worn by Princess Diana or her daughter-in-law (a woman of so many names: Kate Middleton, Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, or Princess William of Wales).

Did you likeĀ Kate’s custom-made earrings from Robinson Pelham for her wedding to Prince William?

Kate Middleton's royal wedding earrings

Acorn earrings designed for Miss Catherine Middleton to wear at her wedding to Prince William of Wales in 2011. Photo: Robinson Pelham

Kenneth Jay Lane did. Known as “the King of Costume Jewelry”, he swung his regal self onto the Royal Wedding Bandwagon. You could try his rendition of the earrings, sold at QVC (which always has great prices on the latest from Mr. Lane).

Kenneth Jay Lane version of Catherine Middleton royal wedding earrings

Kenneth Jay Lane version of the royal wedding earrings worn by Miss Catherine Middleton.

On her wedding day in 1981 Lady Diana Spencer wore antique earrings as “something borrowed” from her mother, The Honourable Mrs. Shand Kydd. Her eldest sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale wore the same earrings to Prince William’s wedding.

Family earrings loaned to Lady Diana Spencer for her wedding to The Prince of Wales in 1981.

Family earrings loaned to Lady Diana Spencer for her wedding to The Prince of Wales in 1981. Photo: London Evening Standard

Kenneth Jay Lane made similar earrings for the rest of us, in both a silver/platinum tone:

Kenneth Jay Lane version of Lady Diana Spencer's wedding earrings.

Kenneth Jay Lane version of Lady Diana Spencer's wedding earrings.

Also in a goldtone option for the warm-metal crowd:

Kenneth Jay Lane goldtone version of Lady Diana Spencer's wedding earrings.

Kenneth Jay Lane goldtone version of Lady Diana Spencer's wedding earrings.

Why not wear a romantic piece of English history on your wedding day? And use that last line of the “something old, something new” rhyme and put “a sixpence in your shoe.”

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