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Is Aquamarine a Favorite Gemstone of Yours, Too?


It feels so good to even be thinking the word aquamarine, because it means that we’re talking March, and March is well on its way to spring. There’s still definitely that “in like a lion, out like a lamb” thing to contend with, but rest assured that winter will soon be a season we only start to long for when the holiday spirit kicks in once again—not for many months.

The blue of aquamarine is the most apt hue to represent the season because it covers so many of its elements. Clear blue skies, the falling rain, even the snow. Such a versatile gemstone—though it’s often worn to represent the month of one’s birth, its appeal reaches far beyond that.

Eriness aquamarine eternity band
Eternity band in 14k yellow gold with 1.38 cts. t.w. aquamarine, $850; Eriness

I love aquamarine as the center stone of an engagement ring, or along a wedding band. It’s one of my favorite “nontraditional” options, and one that feels perfectly suited to take the place of a diamond, in a silhouette that’s classic or more out-of-the-box. The gemstone can be so beautifully delicate because of its powdery pastel hue, which feels just right for representing a forever love.

Erica Courtney aquamarine Enami ring
Enami ring in 18k yellow gold with aquamarine and diamonds, price on request; Erica Courtney
John Hardy aquamarine ring
Classic Chain Dunia Segara ring with aquamarine, $24,000; John Hardy
Lydia Courteille Marie Antoinette aquamarine ring
Marie Antoinette Dark Side ring in 18k gold with 46.65 ct. aquamarine and 3.88 cts. t.w. sapphires, €27,000 ($32,800); Lydia Courteille

But as good as aquamarine looks in a more petite form, it’s equally as powerful when it goes big. Like a magical iceberg, an aquamarine cocktail ring has a presence that will positively rock you.

Elizabeth Moore Infinity Aquamarine Ring
Infinity cocktail ring in recycled 18k yellow gold with aquamarine, $3,395; Elizabeth Moore
Jacquie Aiche freeform aquamarine necklace
Freeform necklace in 14k rose gold with aquamarine chunk, rose-cut diamond, and pavé diamonds, $12,500; Jacquie Aiche
Ananya aquamarine Nazar ring
Nazar layered ring in 18k white gold with 3.68 ct. sugarloaf aquamarine, 16.29 cts. t.w. onyx, and 0.23 ct. t.w. diamonds, £2,440 ($3,445); Ananya

Speaking of rocks, there’s nothing quite like an unfaceted, either. Jagged and mystical, it glows in a way that will have you thinking it possesses some sort of fountain of youth. Perhaps it does.

I guess, overall, aquamarine is just one of my favorite gemstones. It’s practically perfect in every way, in any form, in any style. It’s got to be good to be a March baby, but no one needs a real reason to collect as much of this blue beauty as absolutely possible.

Top: Ring in 22k yellow gold and oxidized silver with aquamarine, sapphire, and diamonds, $5,820; Arman Sarkisyan

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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