Ever since Meghan Markle was spotted wearing a stunning aquamarine ring during her evening wedding reception back in 2018 – the ring in question was designed by Asprey and belonged to the late Princess Diana – the shimmering blue gemstone has quickly become one of the most lusted after precious stones there is. And if you’re lucky enough to be born in March, then it’s also your birthstone.
Associated with courage, loyalty and friendship, the rumoured healing properties of aquamarines have solidified its place in history: a deterrent for negative emotions, the gem is believed to relieve stress and is used regularly in meditation. Translating to ‘water of the sea’, aquamarines exude the tranquility of the ocean and range from blue to green, the sea-blue hue being the most recognisable. A variety of the mineral beryl, it is delicate and striking, pairing beautifully with diamonds, sapphires and tanzanite.
From Tiffany & Co. and Cartier to Fabergé, high jewellery houses have crafted spectacular designs using aquamarine for centuries. Here is MOJEH’s edit of the most luxurious aquamarine jewellery to shop now.