An Aquamarine for Everyone

As the birthstone of March, this seems like an ideal time to be talking shiny aquamarine, but really the dreamy blue gem is at the top of shoppers’ lists all year-round.

Aquamarine has been making stellar appearances as the center of many an engagement ring. It’s massively gorgeous in large carat form, the star of gorgeous cocktail rings and heavyweight necklaces, and it’s alluring in small doses, too—mix-and-match stud earrings, stacking rings and bands, tiny birthstone pendants.

Jacquie Aiche aquamarine ring
Ring with aquamarine and turquoise inlay, $1,700; Jacquie Aiche
Nanis Dancing in the Rain aquamarine earrings
Dancing in the Rain earrings in 18k yellow gold with 25 cts. t.w. aquamarine and 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Nanis Italian Jewels
Brent Neale aquamarine gyspy ring
One-of-a-kind gypsy ring in 18k yellow gold with aquamarine and diamonds, price on request; Brent Neale
Zoe Chicco aquamarine choker pendant
Choker pendant in 14k yellow gold with 3 mm aquamarine, $360; Zoë Chicco

Consumer demand for blue gemstones is usually pretty reliable—have you ever met someone who doesn’t like the color blue? It tends to play well with everything and is easy on the eyes. But with Classic Blue being Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year, a rise in the number of shoppers wanting to score an aquamarine is almost a sure bet. Imagine seeing that particular shade of Pantone’s blue everywhere you go—it’s classic, as the name suggests, beautiful and comforting too—but if you’ve see enough of one thing, you’re often going to yearn for something different. That pale light blue hue that aquamarine is generally known for is a good choice: It complements the classic blue beautifully, so it won’t fight any jewelry or attire procured in the color of the moment, and it’s just different enough to feel like a refreshing change from the norm.

Todd Reed aquamarine and pearl necklace
Necklace in 18k yellow gold with 304.04 cts. t.w. aquamarine and Tahitian pearls, price on request; Todd Reed
Jane Taylor aquamarine ring
Ring in 14k white gold with 1.62 cts. t.w. aquamarine, $2,540; Jane Taylor
Emily P Wheeler aquamarine collar necklace
Collar necklace with aquamarine and diamonds, $46,400; Emily P. Wheeler
Incon Gems aquamarine ring
Ring in white gold with aquamarine and diamonds, price on request; Incon Gems
Wempe aquamarine drop earrings
Daily Colors by Kim earrings in 18k white gold with 0.7 ct. t.w. aquamarine and 0.24 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Wempe

As if on cue, brands and designers have been turning out a smattering of highly impressive aquamarine jewels, offered in a range of price points and aesthetics to please a multitude of customer palates. These are some of the latest.

Top: Lollipop ring in yellow gold with aquamarine and green turquoise, $6,935; Retrouvaí

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