The arctic and airy aquamarine has become synonymous with the royal family. Worn by the late Princess Diana in the form of a chunky cocktail ring, this beautiful blue gemstone is named for its watery hue.

While the Duchess of Sussex inherited Lady Diana’s 30-carat emerald cut aquamarine ring valued around $90,000, Princess Kate has developed her own collection of stunning oceanic aquamarine jewelry.

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And though the princess owns many beautiful blue baubles (more than a few blue topaz pieces), it’s her small collection of aquamarine gems which is especially intriguing.

Here are 5 of Kate Middleton’s Best Aquamarine Jewelry Moments:

  1. Halcyon Days Maya Gold Torque Bracelet in Aquamarine 

Ancient warriors often wore torque necklaces as a sign of their status and nobility, while kings and rulers would don ‘torc’ pieces for special events and sacred ceremonies. During the Bronze Age, many Celtic warriors sported them as decorative and symbolic show pieces around their necks and wrists prior to going into battle.

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The princess has embraced the adjustable open-ended bracelet and recently donned the Halcyon Maya torque bracelet in aquamarine. A twisted metal cuff bracelet with a hint of art deco flair, this bracelet is handmade in England and features 18-carat gold plated brass which can be twisted to perfectly mold to the wrist.

Finished with two aquamarine cabochon aquamarine stones on at both ends, the bohemian bracelet can be worn as a single band or stacked with other bangles. The princess first appeared in the accessory in January 2020 for the launch of her 5 Big Questions survey while visiting London, Cardiff and Surrey. She has worn the bracelet on 10 occasions thus far.


2. Carousel Jewels Aquamarine Delicate Orb Earrings

Believed to represent the mythology of mermaids and their underwater treasures, aquamarine makes a soft and sophisticated style statement. Named the “sailors gem” as Greek maritime explorers would bring the stone onboard as a talisman of good luck and a way to appease Poseidon, this “seawater stone” is believed to smooth troubled waters and calm seas.

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Kate stepped out in these handcrafted, ethically designed and lightweight earrings from boutique jewelry brand Carousel for a Buckingham Palace garden party in May 2022. Pairing the soothing sky colored stone statement earrings with a pale mint dress by a private dressmaker, Kate looked sensational during the rainy spring soiree. Similar earrings HERE


3. Aquamarine Diamond Drop Earrings

A pretty pair of pale blue teardrop earrings, these stunning accessories have graced Kate’s lovely lobes on over 10 occasions. Designed with 18-karat white gold, the accessories feature a halo of diamonds surrounding an aqua colored oval stone suspended with a line of five diamonds connected to a unique daisy-like design post.

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Believed to possibly be designed by Asprey London, Kate first wore the sparklers in Malaysia. The princess donned the glittery pair to high tea in Kuala Lumpur during a tour in 2012 where she paired the luxe accessories with an icy blue Temperley London dress (similar from Kate’s wardrobe). In addition, she wore them with a custom Catherine Walker silk blue floral coat for Trooping the Colour 2015.

The classic earrings have also been seen on Kate for Easter Sunday Service in Sydney in April 2014, Garter Day in June 2014 and Commonwealth day in March 2016. Recently, she wore the mystery earring with an LK Bennett Bennett Madison dress for engagements in Cambridgeshire in June 2022.


4. Cushion Cut Aquamarine and Diamond Pendant Necklace

At the National Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s 90th birthday, Kate debuted this square stone necklace with a halo of diamonds.

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Very little is known about the provenance of the piece. Similar HERE


5. Azuni London “Kate” Aqua Athena Drop Earrings

Distinctive and delicate, Princess Kate has worn these aqua chalcedony and gold plated coin and drop stone earrings on two occasions in 2012. She wore them for a tour in the South Pacific and the fall 2012 wedding of a family friend Thierry Kelaart.

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The chic handcrafted earrings feature a watery aqua colored gemstone which hangs from a hammered 18-karat gold disc.