11 March 2019

Princess Diana's Aquamarines

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Our celebration of March's birthstone continues with a peek into yet another famous royal jewelry collection. Today, we've got a look at some of the aquamarine jewels worn by the late Diana, Princess of Wales.




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Diana's collection of earrings included a pair of dramatic aquamarine drop earrings, worn on this occasion for a gala during the Cannes Film Festival in 1987. The bracelet she wore for the gala also appears to be set with aquamarines.


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But Diana's most famous aquamarine jewels were undoubtedly her aquamarine cocktail ring and her five-stranded pearl bracelet with the aquamarine clasp.


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She famously wore both pieces together in 1996 for a gala to benefit the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney. She paired them with the diamond and pearl drop earrings recently worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. (More on the earrings here!)


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The aquamarine ring also recently popped up on one of Diana's daughters-in-law. The Duchess of Sussex began wearing the ring on her wedding day in 2018. I'm hopeful that we'll see more of Diana's aquamarines on Meghan in the near future!