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Aquamarines for March: the Royal Central favourites

Photo Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court, Sweden

Aquamarines are the birthstone for March, and the blue-tinted stone features in many royal jewel sets across Europe. This month, Royal Central is taking a look at our favourite royal aquamarines.

My all-time favourite is the Swedish royal Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara. The tiara has large aquamarines with diamonds dispersed throughout. It has been worn by Princess Margaretha, Princess Christina, Princess Madeleine and Crown Princess Victoria.

HM King Carl XVI Gustaf, HRH Crown Princess Victoria, and HRH Princess Estelle – the first and second in line to the throne. Photo: Thron Ullberg/Royal Court, Sweden

Another favourite of mine is the aquamarine ring that belonged to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. It is a large square aquamarine stone that is now worn by the Duchess of Sussex who famously wore it to her wedding reception in May 2018.

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The Countess of Wessex’s aquamarine tiara is another gorgeous piece that features the jewel. She first wore this tiara at the wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg to Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy in October 2012. There are five large aquamarines set as the centre of five flowers, with diamonds making up the petals.

By Frankie Fouganthin – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Crown Princess Mary has several aquamarine pieces; however, a standout piece is her dangling aquamarine earrings that feature several smaller aquamarines in a girandole shape. Small diamonds encircle the aquamarines. Mary frequently wears the earrings and can be seen wearing them in an official portrait in Canberra, Australia.

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We can’t have a post on royal aquamarines and not mention The Queen’s Brazilian Aquamarine Parure – a tiara that Her Majesty wears quite often. The full set includes a tiara, earrings, necklace, brooch and bracelet. They all feature very large rectangle aquamarines surrounded by diamonds.

By Agência Brasil – EBC, cropped by Limongi – cropped from File:Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, 07 Mar 2006.jpeg, CC BY 3.0 br, Wikimedia Commons
About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.