Kate Middleton Wears A $76,000 Necklace…Sooo Why Isn't It Flashier?

When you're going to drop, say, $76,895 on a piece of jewelry, wouldn't you want to make sure that it's a beautiful, can't-live-without-it, statement piece (and not statement in the I have a lot of money HAHAHAHA way). Kate Middleton was photographed at the National Portrait Gallery today wearing a blue Stella McCartney dress that provided the background for a Cartier Trinity necklace, which rings in online for £49,000 ($76,895 at current exchange rate).Touted for her high-low style, Kate should probably have paired the necklace with a plastic grocery bag-turned-clutch to maintain the balance.
We're not saying that the Cartier necklace is anything short of beautiful (It is! And we think that it's probably — definitely — more stunning and impressive up close), but we think that the aesthetic stakes are a little higher when the bill is nearly double the average person's yearly salary.
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May we suggest this Cartier necklace for next time? Half the price and with dripping florals, no less! Or, this? A sensational string of pearls, and diamonds, and white gold … for $30,000 less! And, to the naysayers out there who suspect this is a very kind gift from Cartier themselves — Grazia checked, and it isn't. That's definitely one way to treat yourself. (Grazia)
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Photo: Via Grazia
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