Elegant, sophisticated and effortlessly chic are just some of the words used by fashion experts to describe Kate Middleton‘s classic sense of style. So when we heard that the princess-to-be had collaborated on a necklace design with jeweler Claudia Bradby, we couldn’t wait to share the details. The simple but feminine silver pendant was commissioned by Middleton back in 2007 for British retailer Jigsaw, where she worked as an accessories buyer. Originally for the teen market, the British designer has reissued the pendant with a longer chain to commemorate the royal engagement. “Kate was very clear in what she wanted,” Bradby told PEOPLE of Middleton’s involvement (they met three times during the design process). “She wanted a very simple bean pendant that a mother and daughter could both wear together,” she said, adding: “It was completely her initiative because she thought there was a gap in the market for something real and sophisticated, that had longevity for that age group.” And the final result? A silver bean pendant, rose quartz and freshwater charm on a silver chain, priced at 46 pounds ($73). Now fans of Prince William‘s fiancé can own a little piece of royal history themselves. “She is a classy girl and I genuinely remember thinking that William was very lucky to be going out with her – I thought she would be a huge asset to the royal family one day,” said Bradby. To add a little regal charm to your jewelry collection, visit claudiabradby.com. —Monique Jessen
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