Aquamarine, a gem of many powers, has long been treasured and valued as a charm of tranquility and a totem of love. When worn, its calming color is known to bring a feeling of relaxation and serenity.
Aquamarine is a light bluish green stone from the Beryl family, a sibling of the Emerald. The finest Aquamarine is very clear and has very few inclusions. The stone comes in several shades of blue, varying from a light sky blue to a slightly green sea blue. A deeper shade of blue signifies the most valuable Aquamarine. The majority of this Beryl is most commonly found in Brazil, where in 1910, the largest stone was recorded weighing roughly 243 pounds, and yielding over 200,000 carats once cut. Aquamarine can also be found in Africa, the Middle East, and in various mountain peaks of the United States, Russia, and India.
Since the Greek and Roman times, the use of Aquamarine in jewelry has been connected to feelings of love and tranquility. Jewelry made of Aquamarine was given popularly as a wedding gift in the belief that the stone absorbed love. Sailors were also known to wear the aqua stone as protection on their journeys across the sea. Adversely, this stone was often believed to help reconcile differences between enemies and make them friends.
Aquamarine became present in art deco jewelry pieces in the 1920’s and 30’s. Whether set in platinum or gold, the stone stands out as a tranquil pool of calming water. A very large, bold Aquamarine could be greatly complemented with diamond, ruby or sapphire accents. These bold palette pieces became a very popular look of the time.
At Diamond & Estate Trust, we have the pleasure of bringing you a pair of stunning pieces featuring this Aquamarine. Our collection includes a spectacular Aquamarine, Coral, and Diamond bracelet dating to the early 1930’s. This piece is hand fabricated and made with a careful eye. The complimentary color combination truly stands out and sets it apart from other Aquamarine items with a warm coral hue as a cheery contrast to the cool aqua blue. The piece is a harmonious balance of color which can be worn seamlessly any time of day.
Our alternative Aquamarine piece is a beautiful necklace comprised of a large rectangular cut stone with multiple additional Aquamarines suspended from platinum chain, all unified with diamond accents. The movement of the necklace is reminiscent of a waterfall cascading downwards. This gorgeous Aquamarine can naturally complement an evening gown for a night of glamour.
The same bold pieces can also be worn with your modern day wardrobe. Cool aqua blue can bring a calm emotion to trending black and white fashion. Similarly, Aquamarine paired with bold colors and vintage precision can be worn casually during the day or formally for a special event.