This week we are celebrating the Aquamarine, a stone with history dating back to ancient Egypt and Sumeria. The stone was probably first named “aqua marina” by Roman fisherman who would wear the stone to provide bountiful catches and safety on their journey. Aquamarine lore includes the ability to protect wearers from poison and if a frog was carved into the stone it had the ability to rekindle love in estranged relationships. The Egyptians thought it bestowed everlasting youth and thus Aquamarine is very commonly found in Egyptian tombs. The color can range from a deep blueish-green to a very light frosty blue, and the color of Aquamarine is what has enchanted so many cultures for thousands of years. It is most common to find aquamarines in an emerald cut and we have many examples in our fine collection.
This first piece in our list is a cocktail ring with a stunning clear blue emerald cut with a cluster of round diamonds on the shoulders. The color of this aqua is just amazing and the fine details in the setting really set it apart from other cocktail rings.
This geometric setting is aided by the rectangular section of round diamonds running the long side of the emerald cut aquamarine. The color and sparkle are tremendous on this vintage right hand ring.See the listing
To break things up here is a dazzling oval cut aqua with a thin diamond halo. All aquamarines evoke thoughts of a warm ocean day, and this pieces is no different.See the listing
The design of this ring just makes you think of speed. The gorgeous pear cut aqua is set with three prongs and the contours of the band are gracefully curved to line up with the stone. A wonderfully unique cocktail ring or possibly an adventurous engagement ring!
One of the finest colors of aquamarine, the Santa Maria is so fully saturated with a vibrant blue! This oval shaped stone shines so beautifully over the lovely diamonds in its four prong setting.See the listing!
These oval cut aquas are wrapped in a brilliant halo of round cut diamonds. Some of the first aquamarines in this list set in yellow gold and it adds such a nice warm contrast to the amazing blue-green.See the listing!
Aquamarine Color Hues
Aquamarine has a narrow variance of possible hues. These can be from very light blue, to very strongly greenish blue. A form of beryl, the most valuable colors are the more vibrant blues. The most common color of aqua that are found is the greenish-blue.
Here we have an amazing square cut aquamarine with Asscher cut diamond accents! This is a lovely example of Art Deco geometric design and you could see it being right at home at a cocktail party.See the listing!
Another emerald cut aqua from the Art Deco period, only this one has delicate filigree work on the shoulders. The shoulders curve around almost resembling a sea shell, which fits this stone of the ocean very well!See the listing!
This is a magnificent bracelet featuring an amazing combination of aquamarines, diamonds, and sapphires. The line of oval cut aquas, each wrapped in a diamond halo, is remarkable to stare at. Each aquamarine is bezel set with milgrain detail and there are trilliant cut sapphires spacing out each stone.