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Kate Middleton Keeps Shining at 10th Annual ARK Gala Dinner in a Jenny Packham Gown

Kate Middleton Shows Off Her Royal Style's Staying Power!

Kate Middleton glimmered in a soft glow, illuminated by her Jenny Packham gown at Kensington Palace during the 10th Annual 10th Annual ARK Gala Dinner. The Duchess exhibited ‘exquisite grace’ and a flawless style at the event, keeping fashionista enthusiasts excited about Kate!

The Royal beauty stepped a bit outside the very traditional, conservative garment box she’s been safely sticking to since the Royal Wedding. This glittering gown was a style smash, a great one, leaving an impressed response from all those who had a sneak peak of Kate at the Gala Dinner. 

Photo: Samir Hussein, WireImage

Prince William and Catherine

When we first reported on Kate’s ‘Something Borrowed‘ and the controversial tiara that we were so pleased to see her wear, I believe the world had barely a clue what an impressive little fashionista they had in their hands… A ROYAL fashionista!  They say men tend to look for certain qualities in their future wives that they embraced from their Mother. In this case, I believe a young Prince William recognized the creative fashion and jewelry designs created by his Mother, Princess Diana, as he’s married a stylish, spirited woman with grace and genuine charm. The likeability factor is undeniable. She’s a perfect addition to the Royal Family.

Let’s not forget about the gorgeous younger sister…

Pippa Middleton!

Pippa Middleton: Fashionista Sister

Pippa Middleton

Dots Press had the following to say about Pippa, who just completed in the Highland Cross Challenge, a 50-mile duathlon.

When it comes to fashion, Pippa Middleton is a true professional. She knows how to match and perfectly accessorize her outfits. Sometimes using the same handbags, over and over again.

For Middleton sisters, money was never a problem. But they choose not to spend a fortune on clothes and accessories, as other children from reach families.

Moreover, Pippa was seen in public lately wearing the same three handbags: one cream, one gray, and one brown. Bristol’s Modalu, the British maker of the handbags, renamed them after her and then created a purse to make the set complete.

Pippa, the Royal Sister, looks to be another Fashionista on the Royal rise, as rumors of romance between herself and Prince Harry begin to build a momentous buzz.

Jewelry Terminology: Princess Cut

Princess cut

Princess Cut

In jewelry terminology a princess cut is a term that you may have heard quite often. The princess cut is an other name for a square modified brilliant, the second most popular cut shape for diamonds, next to a round brilliant. The term princess cut refers to a diamond with a  square or rectangular face-up shape and a profile similar to that of an inverted pyramid with four beveled sides.

A fairly new diamond cut created in the 1960s, it is a more distinctive alternative to the popular round brilliant cut. This has caused the princess cut’s popularity to sky rocket in the past decade. Both display a high degree of brilliance but the princess faceting style is very unique and completely different from that of a round brilliant. The Princess cut has a step-modified “Double-French” or “Cross” cut crown and has a unique series of chevron-shaped facets in the pavilion. These features combine to give the princess cut a distinct cross-shaped reflection when the stone is viewed directly through the table.

The princess cut diamond retains about 80% of the rough diamond, while the round brilliant retains only about 50% of the rough. Due to this a square princess cut diamond tends to be slightly cheaper than a round brilliant cut diamond of the same carat weight. The princess cut is popular amongst diamond cutters because of its ability to retain more crystal weight.

– Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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