March Birthstone Jewelry: Aquamarine
We love aquamarine’s gorgeous, blue color – it’s perfect for a statement piece of jewelry.
The March birthstone is aquamarine, a beautiful, crystal-clear, pale blue stone. Aquamarine can come in large sizes, so designers love to play with it in statement jewelry. It is particularly beautiful when paired with other gemstones that enhance its blue hues. Designers frequently use glittering diamonds to add some sparkle to a piece, and contrasting colors or materials can add an unexpected twist to this classic gemstone. Our roundup of the most gorgeous March birthstone jewelry
Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Book Collection pieces are one of the year’s most important releases, and the new 2021 Colors of Nature collection focuses on vibrant gemstones in uncommon combinations. These stunning earrings feature yellow beryl, diamond, and aquamarine, which is a unique pairing. The yellow of the beryl accentuates the blue of the aquamarine and makes the classic shape more interesting.
Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection Colors of Nature earrings in 18K yellow gold and platinum with aquamarine, yellow beryl, and diamond, price on request, tiffany.com
The Contemplation high-jewelry collection from Boucheron meditates on the heavens above. There’s truly not a better stone than aquamarine to evoke a cloudless sky on a sunny day. This unique two-finger aquamarine ring, titled Blue Infini, which means “the infinite blue” in French, features an enormous 31.53-carat aquamarine. It took 117 hours to craft this spectacular piece.
Boucheron Bleu Infini high-jewelry ring in 18K white gold with a 31.53-carat aquamarine and 4.63 carats diamond, price on request, boucheron.com
This feminine necklace from Vanleles is a unique twist on the classic bow motif. Two diamond bows frame seven aquamarines totalling nearly 80 carats. Diamond ribbons wrap around the gemstones, softening their rectangular shape.
Vanleles Lyla’s Bow necklace in 18K white gold with 77.30 carats aquamarine and 10.60 carats diamond, $174,000, vanleles.com
This sensational ring from Fred Leighton features a gorgeous 35-carat aquamarine with a unique cut rectangular cut that shows the clarity of the gemstone. Its Art Deco-inspired design features two bars of diamond and ruby on each side.
Fred Leighton Retro ring in 18K yellow gold with 35 carats aquamarine, .6 carats ruby, and .35 carats diamond, $37,500, fredleighton.com
Assael is a master of pearl jewelry and frequently experiments with unexpected pearl pairings. We love these earrings that set two beautiful, 12mm, silvery-grey Tahitian pearls on either side of elongated emerald-cut aquamarine. Each aquamarine weighs over 20 carats.
Assael Modern Mobiles earrings in 18K white gold with 44.79 carats aquamarine and Tahitian pearls, $48,000, assael.com
This incredible high-jewelry cuff bracelet from Italian jewelry Buccellati sets a stunning, nearly 17 carat oval-shaped aquamarine in the center of a Renaissance-inspired masterpiece. This cuff mixes several difficult engraving techniques that add texture and depth to gold. The delicate honeycomb lacework surrounding the aquamarine is set with diamonds. Petite yellow gold rosettes with white and yellow beads decorate the sides of the cuff.
Buccellati Bombé cuff bracelet in 18K white and yellow gold with a 16.72-carat aquamarine and 3.2 carats diamond, price on request, buccellati.com
Cartier’s [Sur]Naturel high-jewelry collection revisits some of the house’s most iconic motifs in an abstract way. One side of the ring evokes the spotted panther the house is so known for, with white diamonds and black onyx spots. The top is set with three beautiful aquamarines totaling 21.60 carats.
Cartier [Sur] Naturel high-jewelry ring in 18K yellow gold with 21.60 carats aquamarine, coral, onyx, and diamond, price on request, cartier.com
These earrings from Faraone Mennella’s Abracadabra collection feature over 70 carats of pear-shaped aquamarine. To keep the earrings from being too heavy, part of the setting is crafted of lightweight blue titanium. Deep blue sapphires accentuate the pale blue color of the aquamarine, and diamonds add extra sparkle.
Faraone Mennella Azzurra earrings in 18K white gold and titanium with 73.67 carats aquamarine, 1.56 carats blue sapphire, and .8 carats diamond, $35,400, faraonemennella.com
Sanjay Kasliwal plays up its Indian heritage in the Tawiz necklace, which features over 80 carats of aquamarine. The stone is cut in a special briolette-style cut. The necklace features 21 stones on a delicate gold chain.
Sanjay Kasliwal Tawiz necklace in 18K yellow gold with 80 carats aquamarine, price on request, sanjaykasliwal.com
Karma El Khalil
The Puzzle earrings are a contemporary take on aquamarine. They feature triangle-shaped aquamarine in a unique pattern, like pieces of a puzzle that haven’t quite come together. We love the modern look.
Karma El Khalil Puzzle earrings in 18K white gold with 35 carats aquamarine, $20,300, karmaelkhalil.com
Wempe’s Opulence bracelet is a colorful twist on a classic tennis bracelet. It features 12 carats of round aquamarine surrounded by diamonds. This bracelet is easy to wear every day and can be stacked with different colors — it also comes in tanzanite, so you can mix and match different hues of blue.
Wempe Opulence bracelet in 18K white gold with 12 carats aquamarine, $33,975, wempe.com
Two pear-shaped, deep-blue aquamarines hang from a delicate diamond vine in Davidor’s Feuillage high-jewelry earrings. Diamond, aquamarine, and green tourmaline are set on the upper part of the earrings, representing leaves.
Davidor Feuillage high-jewelry earrings in 18K white gold with 15.72 carats aquamarine, .97 carats green tourmaline, and 2.84 carats diamond, $82,000, davidor.com
Selim Mouzannar’s Gemma collection features different colored center stones surrounded by contrasting enamel. The rings come in a variety of colors, sometimes pairing unexpected colors. This ring surrounds a round aquamarine with green enamel, playing on the colors of a lush, tropical locale.
Selim Mouzannar ring in 18K pink gold and green enamel with 7.48 carats aquamarine and .32 carats diamond, $8,010, www.selimmouzannar.com
This romantic necklace from Italian jewelry house Picchiotti surrounds a nearly 20-carat aquamarine with a delicate diamond-set motif. Picchiotti is known for its beautiful gemstones, and this piece is no exception.
Picchiotti necklace in 18K white gold with 18.63 carats aquamarine and 10.9 carats diamond, price on request, picchiotti.it