William, Kate and their new polar bear bling
No stranger to sparkly, Kate
received some distinctly Canadian bling while touring with Prince William
Signifying "mutual respect and affection," a 4.5 carat platinum and pave diamond brooch in the shape of the official polar bear logo of Canada's Northwest Territories was given to Kate by the regional government on July 5
. It was coupled with a set of 2.48 carat cufflinks for William in the same design.
Made by jeweler Harry Winston, the presents took 250 hours to make and are comprised of 692 diamonds – 302 for her and 390 for him – that were mined in the Northwest Territories at the Diavik Diamond.
The design of the cufflinks and brooch reflected the native bead-work and craftsmanship of the local area, Robert Gannicott chairman of the jewelry firm, said.