The Duchess of Cambridge pulled out all the stops for a black-tie dinner in Paris on Friday night. The mother of two dazzled in a glittery ice blue Jenny Packham gown and matching clutch as she joined her husband Prince William at a dinner at the British Embassy. And while all eyes were on Kate's glamorous gown, it was the royal's sparkling jewels that truly stole the show.
Kate didn't just wear any jewels, she wore pieces from the Queen's elaborate collection. The monarch has loaned her granddaughter-in-law numerous gems over the years, including the diamond chandelier earrings Kate wore in Paris. The delicate drop earrings feature a large pear-shaped stone surrounded by dozens of diamonds.
The duchess has worn the eye-catching treasures on four previous occasions, including three banquets at Buckingham Palace and on the red carpet at the 2011 BAFTA gala in Los Angeles.
It was also hard to ignore the diamond bracelet around Kate's wrist. The stunning piece is believed to be repurposed from a choker that Queen Mary wore in the 1920s. The wife of George V owned a collection of chokers, which have since been passed down through generations of royal women.
The diamond link bracelet was also worn by the Queen Mother in a set of portraits taken by Norman Parkinson in honour of her 75th birthday in 1975.