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, aquamarine’s healing properties mean that is has been historically used to drive out negative emotions, while it is also believed to relieve stress and is used regularly in meditation.
Fun fact: sailors also once used the aquamarine gemstone to protect themselves whilst crossing oceans.
Translating to ‘water of the sea’, aquamarines exude the tranquility of the ocean, with its serene hue varying in colour from clear blue to stones with a green hue, making each piece of jewellery unique and one-of-a-kind. A variety of the mineral beryl, it’s delicate and striking, pairing beautifully with diamonds, sapphires and tanzanite.
From Tiffany & Co. and Jacquie Aiche to Gucci and Fabergé, it’s no surprise then that some of industry’s biggest fine jewellery houses have crafted spectacular designs with the aquamarine as the star, including drop earrings and statement necklaces to unconventional wedding rings that will stand out from the crowd.
Check out MOJEH’s edit for the best aquamarine jewellery to shop now.