It was recently revealed in research carried out by Mintel that fashion-focussed ladies have improved the British economy. Now, if doing your bit for your country doesn’t make you reach for your purse and celebrate with a new Annie Haak silver jewellery purchase then nothing will!


The retail analyst found that women wanting to look like the Duchess of Cambridge have brought £1bn to the British economy and this is equivalent to every stylish British woman spending an average of £250 per year on jewellery, accessories and clothing to get the Kate look. These figures are based on calculations that 4.2m British women aged between 25 and 34 years are likely to part with cash to look like the Duchess.  Designers Kate has worn have proven just as popular as the exact pieces that Kate has been spotted in, such as the Reiss Shola dress, the Burberry trench and the Sebago Bala shoes.


Kate celebrated her 30th birthday by attending the London premiere of War Horse earlier this month and looked fabulous in a black lace gown by British designer Alice Temperley. The choice to wear British time and again has made Kate an important paragon of British fashion. We loved her delicate diamond bracelet and we’re wondering where the first High Street version of Kate’s premiere dress will appear.


It seems that striving to get the Kate look doesn’t just stop at mimicking her clothes. Trendy women also want to have their hair styled like Kate and accessorise like her too. A few months back there was mayhem in New York as keen Kate wannabes rushed to snap up the last pair of sparkly Hope Egg earrings from Links of London. There’s also been a notable increase in the sales of sapphire jewellery.


Annie Haak Designs has gorgeous Silver and Precious Gemstone Earrings available with sensational sapphires too. These would beautifully complement Kate’s fabulous 18-carat sapphire engagement ring that belonged to Princess Diana before her.


Our Sama Sparkle Silver and Clear Crystal Charm Bracelets would also make a fantastic alternative to the diamond bracelet that Kate wore at the War Horse premiere. This super-sparkly crystal and sterling silver charm bracelet set is made up of 5 stunning strands, each featuring a gorgeous sterling silver charm: personalised initial heart, open heart, butterfly, dragonfly and Laughter Love Life mantra heart charm. To achieve pure lustre and understated elegance like Kate’s we suggest you stack just two or three of these lovely sterling silver charm bracelets.