Aquamarine is admired for its bright blue color, which is often associated with the ocean. This stone is an attractive addition to many types of jewelry, from rings and bracelets to necklaces and lapel pins.
The Origins of Aquamarine
Like emeralds and morganites, aquamarine is a variety of beryl, a mineral. Aquamarine is mined primarily in Brazil, but it is also sourced from Nigeria, Pakistan, Zambia, and Madagascar. Miners obtain these stones as six-sided crystals that can form up to a foot long. The sheer size of these minerals makes them ideal for large central stones on pendants and rings.
Aquamarine is known for its bright blue color, ranging from light to dark. Some aquamarines can have a blue-green appearance. Their color is what earned them their name — “aqua” is Latin for water, and “marine” is Latin for sea. These stones have been linked to the ocean throughout history because of their bright blue.
Ancient Roman fishermen carried these stones to provide protection while on the water. The stone was believed to safeguard them from choppy seas while providing luck for catching fish. St. Thomas the Apostle is also associated with the gemstone because he frequently traveled by boat.
Aquamarines have been admired by many cultures throughout history. Aquamarine beads have been found on Egyptian mummies, and the ancient Greeks often engraved pictures on these stones to create an intaglio. It is also believed that the High Priest of the Second Temple wore aquamarines engraved with the six tribes of Israel.
Today, aquamarine is the birthstone for March, and it marks the nineteenth wedding anniversary.
Bespoke Aquamarine Jewelry
Aquamarine’s eye-catching blue color makes it a stunning addition to any piece of jewelry. The Intrepid Wendell can design an aquamarine piece solely for you. The ocean blue of this gemstone can stand alone on a pendant or engagement ring, or you can use it with a selection of other stones. Bring in different shades of blue with topaz and sapphire, or heighten aquamarine’s color with more natural stones, such as colorless diamonds or pearls.
Aquamarines work well with white gold and yellow gold, allowing you to choose the metal you like most. Our designers will learn about your style preferences and your story to craft a piece that reflects you throughout the smallest details. Design choices like stone settings and metal elements work together to form a unique piece for your collection.
We source our stones from around the globe to offer the highest quality aquamarines for our bespoke jewelry. Our in-house GIA-certified gemologists verify the authenticity of every stone to ensure our team creates the finest pieces.
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