Aquamarine Fine Jewelry
Aquamarine is the March birthstone, and it is the perfect gem for those born under the water sign of Pisces. Its blue shades range from the light blue of the sky reflected in a pool to the deep blue of an ocean. Whether aquamarine is your birthstone or you simply like its color, you'll be able to find a piece of aquamarine fine jewelry to suit your tastes.What types of jewelry have aquamarines?
You will find aquamarines on all sorts of jewelry:
- Earrings: These range from drop earrings where the aquamarine might be paired with diamonds, topaz, or other gems to stud and hoop earrings.
- Necklaces: Faceted and polished aquamarine stones are good as pendants capped with sterling silver or gold for simple chain link necklaces. So are clusters of aquamarines that form a heart or other shape. They may appear as faceted beads or nuggets that are strung together, as tiny, round cut jewels in a drop necklace, or as prong set gems in a choker-length necklace.
- Bracelets: Aquamarines may be used in tennis bracelets or adjustable bracelets made of sterling silver.
- Rings: The March birthstone can be used as a jewel for cocktail rings. Both bezel and halo settings work for this stone. Aquamarines are often sought after for engagement, wedding, and birthstone rings.
The March birthstone looks spectacular in many different cuts as well as when it isn't cut at all. Formal cuts include cabochon, pear, round, oval, heart, emerald, trillion, square, cushion, and princess cuts. The cabochon cut is a stone cut that features a domed top and a flat back. The trillion cut features a triangle with three equal sides. The princess cut is square with sharp corners usually protected by prongs, and it is a common ring cut.What other stones are often used with aquamarines?
Other stones that are often paired with aquamarines in fine jewelry include these:
- Diamonds: The blue of aquamarines and the sparkle of white diamonds complement each other.
- Topaz: This gemstone is a fluorosilicate of aluminum and comes in a rainbow of colors. The most common colors are shades of blue.
- Cubic zirconia: This is a type of man-made diamond.
- Citrine: This is a yellow to deep gold type of quartz.
- Peridot: This is a type of olivine, and it is known for its yellow green color.
- Tourmaline: This can come in just about any color, from clear to black. Its color can change depending on the angle from which it is viewed.
- Sapphire: Both pink and blue sapphires are commonly used with aquamarines.
- Zircon: This is a natural gemstone that comes in many colors.