Soon to be big time royalty herself, Kate Middleton is also an aspiring jewelry designer. In 2007 while working as a buyer for British retailer Jigsaw, designed the silver charm necklace (below) with designer Claudia Bradby who says,
“When I read that [Kate] was appointed as a buyer at Junior Jigsaw, I just wrote saying congratulations, and that if she wanted to do some real jewelry to get in contact. She was very specific about what she wanted. It was her concept.”
Since the royal engagement, the necklace has been re-released. The beautiful Silver Bean pendant with rose quartz and pink pearl charms is available for £46 (about $70) at Claudia Bradby’s site.
It’s so delicate, and lovely. I do believe that sales are going to be through the roof on this one. What girl doesn’t want a necklace designed by a princess?