Canada's gift to Kate Middleton: A diamond polar bear

Jul 7, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Prince William and Kate Middleton are leaving Canada with some very special gifts tucked in their suitcase: Diamond polar bears.

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What do you give the woman who has access to some of the most breathtaking jewels in the world? More jewels, of course!

To celebrate their "mutual respect and affection," the regional government of the Canadian Northwest Territories presented Prince William and Kate Middleton with some extra-special bling: A brooch and cufflinks in the shape of the area's official polar bear logo, covered in diamonds.

Kate's 4.5 carat platinum and pave diamond brooch, as well as Prince William's 2.48 carat platinum and pave diamond cufflinks, were made by famed jeweler Harry Winston and took 250 hours of labor to make. The brooch is comprised of 302 diamonds and the cufflinks 390, mined in the Northwest Territories and set to resemble native beadwork.

Diamonds are a royal's best friend.

Will and Kate continue their tour of North America in California this weekend, where they will attend a BAFTA charity gala in LA and a polo match in Santa Barbara.

Image courtesy Landov/People

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