The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her perfectly crafted sense of style, and that extends to her glittering accessories. Premarriage Kate Middleton wasn't really one for major sparkle, but having access to Queen Elizabeth II's jewelry vault can easily turn any woman into a bling-lover. Kate has been lucky to wear heritage pieces either as loans or as gifts, including her brand new, diamond-encrusted The Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth ll badge.
This evening, Kate will wear a special tiara to attend a state dinner in London held on behalf of the visiting Chinese president. Surprisingly, it will be only the third time Kate has worn a tiara. In honor of the big jewelry event, we've tracked down the history of all the borrowed pieces that Kate has added to her working wardrobe. From diamond-encrusted brooches with deep meanings to tricky tiaras, here's a look at the many diamonds Kate's worn — so far.