"A good diamond however small, is a possession to be prized for generations." - Harry Winston

Monday, March 1, 2010


updated 3/13

Another one of my favorite stones, the aquamarine is a breathtaking birthstone for the month of March. This stone ranges in color from an almost colorless pale blue to blue green or teal, the richer the color the more valuable. And because of that many aquas are heated at very high temperatures to achieve those vibrant blues.

The word aquamarine comes from the Latin word meaning water and sea. Legend has it that those who wear aquamarines would have foresight, courage and happiness. And is thought to soothe anxiety and make one more youthful. These stones are found mainly in Brazil and other places like Madagascar and Mozambique, this goes on my list as #102 reasons to travel the world.

You will find aquamarines in both cut stones or in a more raw form, but no matter what form, they are equally as beautiful gemstones. They look very classy and elegant with diamonds and just as fun and funky as an accent with other colored gems.

Jessica Biel has an amazing engagement ring, given to her by now husband Justin Timberlake.  This $130,000 bauble showcases a 6 caret diamond accented by aquamarines, which are her birthstones.  A great way to individualize an engagement ring is to add personal touches like birthstones, different stone shapes or mixing the gold tones.

~ Remember to make jewelry an everyday essential!

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