The sweet story behind Kate Middleton’s new gold hoops!

Kate Middleton just walked in the right eco-friendly coat while visiting Wales on St David’s Day – and meaning about her house move with Prince William.

The Duchess accessorised plain and simple with a set of delicate gold hoops, that are by independent Welsh jewellery Hayley Johnson, whose brand is known as Spells of affection.

It’s a tradition for Kate to aid local designers on official outings, so it’s telling that they used these hoops on St David’s Day, during Wales.

And can turn out it’s not the very first time she’s worn the designer either. Hayley told us, ‘I arrived at to her stylist not long ago not expecting any response. Every item the Duchess has worn has offered out instantly, it’s been so amazing to achieve a lot of customers from countries I’d haven’t expected would have come across my small brand. I’m incredibly grateful and honoured.’

Medium twist hoops – £60 at Spells of affection

Recycled 18K Gold Vermeil. Vermeil is really a legally controlled term. Vermeil Jewellery should have a minimum of 2.5 Microns of 18K Gold more than a base metal of 925 Silver.

Available too in Rose Gold Vermeil and Silver.


The most recent accessory for Kate’s jewellery collection (she already owns the brand’s Alia hoops and double strand beaded necklace) would be the medium twist hoops, which cost just £60 and which you’ll pre-order now.

All of our jewellery is small-batch created and handcrafted from Recycled 18K Gold Vermeil and ethically sourced gemstones. I’m proud that our makers are certified people from the Responsible Jewellery Council, as ethical manufacturing is super vital that you the job we all do here. Each bit was created and ethically crafted with love and intention,’ adds Hayley.