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MARCH BIRTHSTONE: AQUAMARINE

6 March 2019

 

An aquamarine and diamond ring, set with a 2.59ct cushion shaped aquamarine, surrounded by grain set, round brilliant-cut diamonds, with four, round brilliant-cut diamonds set in each shoulder, with a total diamond weight of approximately 0.25ct, with millegrain edges, mounted in platinum £8,950

 

Aquamarine and diamond pendant, the oval cushion cut aquamarine weighing approximately 10.50ct, suspended from a collet set round brilliant cut diamond, and a diamond set bail, eight claw setting, mounted in 18ct white gold £8,800

The name aquamarine speaks for itself, meaning seawater. Aquamarine immediately brings to mind its stunning pastel sky blue or the bright colour of the sea.

A pair of aquamarine, sapphire and diamond earrings, mounted in platinum, set with long cushion-cut aquamarines, old-cut diamonds and calibré sapphires £19,500

 

An aquamarine and diamond pendant with a drop shape briollette-cut aquamarine, with a white gold cap, set with a rose-cut diamond, with millegrain decoration, suspended from a polygonal shaped diamond and a marquise-cut diamond, on a white gold trace chain with three marquise-cut diamonds either side of the pendant £14,000

For centuries, the aquamarine has been a symbol of youth, hope, health and fidelity. Since this gemstone is the colour of water and the sky, it is said to embody eternal life. It was long thought that aquamarine has a soothing influence on married couples, making it a good anniversary gift.

An aquamarine and diamond ring, set with an emerald-cut aquamarine, in an Art Deco mount, with a central rub over setting, and an eight-cut diamond set pavé surround, with millegrain edges, mounted in platinum. The approximate total diamond weight is 0.48ct £17,500

Aquamarines are found in a range of blues; from a pale pastel to a greenish-blue to a deep colour. Darker shades of blue are increasingly rare and in turn, make the value increase. Aquamarine is frequently a pastel gemstone but the colour can be more intense in larger gemstones, smaller aquamarines tend to be less vivid. 

 

Bruce Rowley
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