Aquamarine Fun Facts

“The lovely Aquamarine, which seems to have come from some mermaid’s treasure house, in the depths of a summer sea, has charms.”  – Pliny, ancient philosopher

Happy birthday March babies….Aquamarine is your birthstone. And for those among you who are enjoying their 19th year of wedded bliss, do consider aquamarine as an anniversary gift as it is believed to re-ignite passion and romance. Now did you know that this gemstone belongs to the beryl family and is a close cousin to emerald? Bet you didn’t…Read on to discover other such fun facts about aquamarines.

What’s in a name?

Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin word “aqua marina” which means “sea water”, representing the range of blue, blue-green, & sea green shades reflected by this gemstone.

How it’s born?

Aquamarine’s parents are magma and rain water. When the duo mix together, aquamarine is born. The mineral iron is the Godparent that affects the shade of blue that the gemstone acquires. Heat treated aquamarines become permanently blue as heat removes the unattractive hues leaving behind the gorgeous sea water color.

Ancient folklore

Romans and Greeks thought that aquamarine was a gemstone favored by their respective Gods of the sea, Neptune and Poseidon. When encountered with any peril at sea, sailors would simply toss their aquamarine amulets into the sea to appease the Gods and ask for safe passage. In the medieval times, aquamarines were referred to as ‘magic mirrors’ capable of predicting the future.

World famous aquamarines

Hirsh Aquamarine, a huge 109.92 carat gemstone belonged to the House of Louis XV. A pendant was fashioned out of this famous aquamarine. It was crafted out of 18k white gold, and decorated with 118 diamonds.

Brazilian government gifted Eleanor Roosevelt with a 1298 carat aquamarine in 1936, which the First Lady donated to the Roosevelt Presidential Museum. To this day, aquamarines mined from Santa Maria in Brazil are prized stones and fetch higher values in the market.

Unusual Uses

Aquamarines were believed to enhance youth, foresight, courage, happiness, and reduce effect of poisons. In Germany, thin aquamarine crystals were worn as eye glasses to correct shortsightedness.

Official Gemstone

In 1971, Colorado, United States chose Aquamarine as its state gemstone.

Tough like diamond, this gemstone is increasingly becoming a stone of choice in engagement rings, promise rings and the likes, perhaps because it has come to symbolize faithfulness and friendship.

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Top March Birthstone Jewelry

Happy birthday ye all March born; aquamarine is your birthstone. This blue gemstone stands for friendship and is believed to re-ignite romance in one’s married life, making it a popular 19th wedding anniversary gift.

Here’s our list of top finds of aquamarine jewelry “Birthstone of the Month” selection that’ll help you choose the perfect gemstone gift for your lady.

Cushion Cut Aquamarine & Diamond Drop Earrings Sterling Silver 2.63ct

A charming pair of aquamarine drop earrings with diamond accents to sweep her off her feet.

Emerald Cut Aquamarine & Diamond Engagement Ring 14k White Gold 1.01ct

Aquamarine symbolizes faithfulness and friendship. Little wonder they make popular choices for engagement rings and promise rings.

Oval Aquamarine & Diamond Infinity Bracelet in 14k White Gold 4.53ct

This striking aquamarine and diamond infinity bracelet spells endless class and elegance. 

Aquamarine & Diamond Horseshoe Pendant 14k White Gold (0.25ct)

Wear this aquamarine horseshoe pendant for that little extra favor from Lady luck.

Round Aquamarine & Diamond Halo Stud Earrings 14k White Gold 2.66ct

Gorgeous earring studs in aquamarine and diamonds for the lady who likes to keep it simple. 

Diamond & Aquamarine Eternity Ring Band 14k White Gold (1.08ct)

For the lady who loves something old and blue, here’s an antique style anniversary ring or wedding band.

If you’ve loved our top picks, and are keen to see more, browse our complete selection of birthstone jewelry. And visit this blog space often for the trendiest birthstone styles of every month, as well as other jewelry stories you’re sure to enjoy.

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What Earring Styles Complement your Face Shape?

Wearing the earrings that flatter your face shape is like an instant face lift. And it’s easy to find the shape of your face. Simply pull back your hair, look in a mirror and trace your reflection using lipstick. Oval Face – Forehead is as wide as the cheekbones. The face narrows from the cheeks to the chin, creating the oval shape. Oval faces look great in any style. However, teardrop and oval-shaped dangling earrings accentuate your oval shape even further. Round Face – Widest at the cheekbones without tapering down to the chin. To minimize roundness, choose teardrop or dangling earrings in angular designs. Avoid circular discs. Square Face – The forehead, cheeks, and jaws are all about the same width. Wear rounded, elongated, dangling hoop earrings that brush the jaw line or extend below it to soften the natural angles of this face type. Avoid wide earrings. Heart Face – The forehead is wider than the cheeks and the cheeks further taper down to the chin. Balance the upside down triangle shape of your face with dangling teardrop or chandelier earrings. Narrow Face – Length of face is its most defining aspect with little emphasis on width of forehead or cheeks. Short dangles or clustered pearls are great choices, as they elongate the width of the face. Diamond Face – The forehead and chin are narrower than the cheekbones. Dangle or hoop styles with soft curves are flattering to this face type. Avoid diamond shape earrings.

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Necklaces and Necklines: What Works with What?

We all know that jewelry can make or break any outfit. Few among us have the innate ability to just know what necklace complements that strapless gown or work attire. So, for the rest of us, here’s help. Our cheat sheet that talks about flattering necklace styles for each neckline type is sure to help you along.

Turtleneck – Bold, chunky necklace or long strand of beaded necklace or Diamonds by the Yard complement this high neckline.

Crew neck – A short necklace or choker follows the contour of this neckline.

Scoop neck – Most necklace lengths flatter this neckline, except those that skim the neckline. Go with multi strand or chunky necklaces.

Strapless/off shoulder neckline – Go with collar, choker or princess length necklaces that are set in delicate, single strand designs so as not to detract from the overall effect of your outfit.

Square neck – Short choker or necklace with round contours work best with a square neck style. It’s best to avoid angular detailing.

Asymmetric neckline – Necklaces with some form of asymmetry like different shaped or sized beads are flattering.

Halter strap neckline – Single or multi strand slim pendant necklaces that rests just above the cleavage accentuates the halter neckline.

V neck – Pendant necklaces forming a V contour are flattering and beads that fall just below the neckline are also idea for the popular V neck.

Collared neck – A slim choker works if you have a long neck, or else go with a slim pendant chain.

Boat neck – Matinee length or long necklaces like diamonds By The Yard or multi strand beaded necklaces balance the wide neckline.

Cowl neck – The neckline already draws attention. So go with a short and dainty necklace to keep it simple.

Sweetheart neckline – Pendant chain necklaces or chunky necklaces are the most flattering styles.

For the woman who wants to look her impeccable best, every time, we hope this blog helps make the dressing up decision process easier. After all, dressing up to look like a million bucks, is really a matter of choosing the perfect jewelry accessory from a wide, often confusing, and countless choice.

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Must-Have Jewelry

 Must-Have Jewelry  

Essential Pieces No Woman Should Be Without

There are women who enjoy buying jewelry every few months to stay on trend. And then there are women who rarely go beyond their bridal or heirloom jewelry, adding an occasional bauble to mark a milestone birthday or anniversary. Whatever the kind of girl you are, revel in the fact that owning and buying jewelry is an undeniably girlie perk you’ll enjoy for life!

Taking a peek into jewelry boxes over the ages, we’ve created a list of top must-have, timeless pieces of jewelry that every woman must own.

Must Have Earrings

Casual wear – Nothing adds that touch of class and polish to your everyday look quite like a simple pair of diamond stud earrings or gemstone stud earrings.

 

Fancy wear – Invest in a pair of diamond or gemstone chandelier earrings. Also commonly referred to as statement earrings, they make you stand out in that little black dress.

 

 

Bracelets You Shouldn’t be Without

Casual wear – Tie that casual look together by investing in a cuff bracelet of sterling silver.

Fancy wear – Invest in a gemstone bracelet or diamond tennis bracelet that’s simple enough to be worn everyday yet versatile to transition to fancy evening wear.

 

Fashion Rings that Sizzle

CasualwearOne can never haveenoughstackable rings.  You may choose to extend your collection beyond birthstone rings to include gemstone bands in other colors to coordinate with your ensemble.

Fancy wear – Every woman must possess a few flaunt worthy cocktail rings that can add that element of drama to any look.

Necklaces You Long For

CasualwearLonggemstones, aDiamonds by the Yard necklace, or that simple pendant add finish to your everyday look.

Fancy wear – Invest in that gemstone or diamond statement necklace that will set off that cute little black dress beautifully. And when in doubt, wear pearls. You can’t go wrong with a simple strand of pearls that guarantees an elegant update to any ensemble, day or night.

Watches that Turn Heads

Casual wear – Boyfriend watches, big face watches, colored faces, and those with a sporty appeal  are  perfect for every day.

Fancy wear – If you thought only jewelry sums up a woman, think again. Statement  watches, like those accented by diamonds, can be equally noteworthy.

 

Other Notable Accessories

Along with summer pedicures  and sandals , don’t forget an ankle bracelet to complete your beach ready look.

Invest in at least one brooch to decorate the lapel of your jacket or to keep your favorite scarf in place.

 

 

No matter what your style is, investing in timeless, high quality pieces of jewelry like the ones listed above, make for a jewelry collection that’s both enduring and inspiring all at once.

 

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