There are few stones as flattering to the face as the clear, pale blue/green aquamarine. The birthstone of March, it has been the universal symbol of youth and hope since the 16th century. Worn as earrings, the sparkle and unique coloring of aquamarine gemstones enhance virtually every eye color. Aquamarine looks sensational with pale colors and classic clothing. Worn alone or combined or with diamonds and pearls ( real or faux) aquamarine is a special choice with spring and summer clothing. Aquamarine should not be restricted to the soft pale colors of summer– its lifts the muted greys and brown knits as well as winter whites.
Here are four ways you can make aquamarine work for you:
Sunday Brunch:aquamarine earrings, bone cashmere crew neck sweater, bone gaberdine pants, cream and black ballet flats, off white lace scarf. ( a vintage one is particularly fabulous)
Afternoon Summer Concert: aquamarine and pearl ring, bone linen sheath, bone and black Chanel style slingback heels, pearl stud earrings, aquamarine and long bone chiffon scarf around the shoulders
Perfect Summer Day: aquamarine heart shaped drop earrings, light midcalf green flowered dress, bone ballet flats, thin gold chain around the neck, big straw tote bag
Snowy Winter Day: aquamarine bracelet, grey cashmere turtleneck sweater, grey pants, black suede booties
Buying Aquamarine Jewelry
Most of the aquamarines we see on jewelry counters are from Brazil, but they are also mined in Russia, Pakistan, Kenya and even in the California and Colorado. They are one of the most affordable gems, start at $100/caret. By comparison, natural sapphires start at $500/caret.
One final thought : Aquamarine is definitely a girly-girl stone. Its not the best choice when your outfit include a black moto jacket or high top sneakers. If you are petite, look for delicate jewelry. If you tall or full figured, look for a big, beautiful statement ring. You won’t be sorry.