Kate Middleton and Prince William Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive at the 600th anniversary gala for St. Andrews University. You can steal the Duchess of Cambridge's style with affordable versions of her emerald and diamond earrings. Photo: Reuters

Kate Middleton and Prince William may have left the United States, but everyone is still in a royal frenzy. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s three-day trip in New York came to a close on Tuesday, Dec. 9, with a gala event for the 600th Anniversary of St. Andrews University, their alma mater where they first met.

Kate, who is pregnant with her second child, stunned in a dark blue Jenny Packham gown that she wore twice before – first in October 2013 for the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Benefit Gala in London, and again in Feb. 2014 for the Portrait Gala in London. But the real eye catcher from her ensemble was the emerald and diamond earrings she paired with the dress. According to Vanity Fair, the earrings were a “private gift.” While fans of the Duchess of Cambridge’s style might not be able to afford the gorgeous piece of jewelry, we’ve compiled eight options for the thrifty shopper:


Channel your inner princess with these lab-created emerald earrings from Zales. The teardrop gemstone is topped with three diamond accents that look like a crown. They are available to purchase for $179.99 (originally $249) by clicking HERE.

Lord And Taylor

The name says it all for the CAROLEE Regal Reflections Oval Drop Earrings. The center of these earrings is an aqua-colored stone surrounded by clear crystal stones. The French wire close features crystals as well. This design is made out of brass metal and glass stones and will set you back a reasonable $38. Click HERE to buy from Lord and Taylor. For a more glamorous vintage look check out the CAROLEE Gems and Tonic Glitz Small Flower Drop Earrings. The earrings are available for $38 from Lord and Taylor. Click HERE to buy.


Kay’s dangle earrings are worth the splurge. Diamond accents in 10K white gold surround an oval lab-created emerald in these fancy earrings. Priced online at $370.03 and can be bought HERE.


These earrings from Kohl’s are actually from the “Downton Abbey” line. The Edwardian-inspired design features green crystals and is available for $35 online only. Click HERE to purchase.

1928 Jewelry

It’s all about elegance with 1928’s Enjoli Emerald Jewel Starburst Dangle Earrings from the 2028 collection. Two starbursts with white diamond accents lead down to an emerald Lucite diamond. The earrings are available to buy HERE for $32.


If you’re willing to go all out with real diamonds then Overstock.com offers reasonable options. The site’s Miadora Sterling Silver Created Emerald and Diamond Accent Earrings are set in sterling silver and are on sale for $93.59 (originally priced at $249.99). Click HERE to purchase. Those that like emeralds but are not a fan of big earrings can opt for studs. The website offers a simple pair that features an emerald gemstone  surrounded by round white diamonds for $175.49 (originally priced at $459.99). Click HERE to buy the studs.


Take your Kate Middleton look to the next level with BaubleBar’s Diamond Spine Drops in green. The earrings feature three tiers  of “diamond-shaped gemstones” accented with a spike. Available for $34, you can click HERE to buy.

BaubleBar Earrings Steal Kate Middleton's emerald earring look with BaubleBar's Diamond Spine Drops in green. The earrings are $34 on BaubleBar.com Photo: BaubleBar