Kate Middleton Wears Fake Diamond Earrings

June 8, 2012 By:

Kate Middleton wears $75 fake diamond earrings to Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee service.

Okay, I get that she’s “thrifty” and likes to wear the same damn pair of LK Bennett pumps over and over again, but THIS is just ridiculous. Fake diamonds? In the presence of The Queen!? Disgraceful.

It’s the freaking Diamond Jubilee! Not the Cubic Zirconia Jubilee!

She got the fake pearl drop earrings from jewelry designer Belinda Hadden’s “Fabulous Fakes” line. They retail for $75 and as soon as people found out about them, they sold out on the designer’s site.

“Within the next 24 hours, I had sold out,” the faux earring designer told The Daily Mail, “I sold 60 on my website, which is the amount I would usually sell in a whole year.”

Kate Middleton may be cheap, but she picks jewelry that at least appears to be real.

“The earrings are made of the finest grade cubic zirconia, but what makes them look authentic is the settings they are in. The pears are made from ground-up freshwater pearls reconstituted with resin,” says the designer.

This isn’t the only time that Middleton went with a bargain basement style. She wears high-street brands like Zara, Whistles, and Reiss regularly and like I’ve mentioned before, she wears those $300 LK Bennett shoes every single day.