William and Kate’s Royal Baby, Prince George, may only be three weeks old, but he’s already got his own jewelry line. And yes, we are dead serious.
But at least he didn’t design it himself! British jewelry designer Claudia Bradby recently released a two-piece collection of shiny baubles commemorating the birth of the Royal Family’s newest member. The Acorn necklace (£55.50, or about $86, claudiabradby.com) features a white pearl acorn charm accented with a smaller, silver pearl:
While the Vintage Charm bracelet (£127.50, or about $200, claudiabradby.com) gathers together four royal icons in the form of the designer’s Diamond Jubilee, Pearl Acorn, Royal Crown, and Silver Bean charms on a sterling silver link bracelet:
About the line, Bradby told People, “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow—that’s the saying and the sentiment behind it. Plus, she continued, “it has some relevance to them as a couple because the inspiration for the design was drawn from [Kate’s] own family crest.” The Middleton coat of arms, which the family was awarded in 2011, consists of three leafy acorns representing each of the family’s children, Kate, Pippa, and James on a red and blue background. For the curious, it looks like this:
Bradby first collaborated with Kate in 2007. At the time, Kate was working as the accessories buyer for upscale British label Jigsaw; the collaboration resulted in a collection of jewelry for Jigsaw’s children’s line, Junior. Finding Kate “warm, charming, and intelligent,” Bradby has full faith that Kate is more than up for the challenge of raising a royal baby. “I think she will be a fantastic mother,” the designer said. “She has a really fantastic mother herself and she comes from a very stable family. I think she has got everything going for her.”
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Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.