Kate Middleton unveiled a stunning new necklace believed to belong to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
The new jewelry was spotted on Kate when she and Prince William welcomed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his wife Elena at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
During the meeting, when the two couples sat opposite each other on gold ornate sofas, Kate matched her blue dress perfectly with a sapphire jeweled belt. She wore her popular sapphire and diamond drop earrings, sapphire engagement ring, and the latest addition, a bright new sapphire and diamond pendant necklace.
A dazzling piece of jewelery never seen before, a sapphire surrounded by diamonds is suspended from a smaller pendant in a similar design. Kate wore the jewelry on a very thin gold chain.
The pendant was likely redesigned from the same jewelry set as Kate's earrings, which have also undergone changes from their original shape and which she has worn many times. The origins of handcrafted sapphires date back to 1981, when the royal family of Saudi Arabia gave Diana a magnificent set of sapphire and diamond jewelry as a wedding gift. They were created to match perfectly with Diana's sapphire wedding ring that Kate is now wearing.
After receiving an extravagant gift from Asprey, which included a huge Burmese sapphire and diamond pendant suspended from a thin diamond necklace, matching earrings, ring, bracelet and watch, Diana is said to have exclaimed, "Gosh, I don't want to." I don't even know this person!"