Inside The Collection: March Birthstone

Birthstones and their vivid colors connect rare and unique gemstones with the months of the year. They can be a meaningful gift for those celebrating a birthday or birth when that month's stone is incorporated into handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry that tells a unique story.


Read below to learn about this month's birthstone and jewelry pieces in the Original Eve collection that feature this beautiful gem.


 


March Birthstone: Aquamarine



The beautiful light greenish blue of Aquamarine is reminiscent of sea water, from where it derived its name. The word aquamarine is a combination of two words, aqua meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea.


Seawater has a magical healing power--The gentle lap of the ocean, the soothing flush of the waves, the rocking of a boat. Part of the history of this gem is that it was used by sailors to give them good luck while at sea and to ensure a safe voyage. It is also believed to ward off seasickness!


Aquamarine is from the same family of gemstones as Emerald: Beryl. Unlike it's Emerald relative, which is prized for its jardin of inclusions, Aquamarine is typically inclusion-free, making it a dream gemstone for interesting cutting styles and techniques.

 

In the Original Eve Collection, we have several pieces that celebrate March's birthstone.


The Aquamarine Trapeze Earrings feature 43.80-carats of aquamarine suspended from a trapeze of 18k Yellow Gold with a matte satin finish. The gem moves freely below the lobe. These tear-shaped lozenges have a smooth surface that softens light and allows the rich blue hue to glow.





The Aquamarine Leaf Long Chain Earrings drip with luxury.


Hand-carved aquamarine leaves are suspended from two links of the Amazon Circle Chain, creating an elegant drip of subtle glamour that lightly dusts the shoulders.





These aquamarine briolettes celebrate the artistry of hand-carving gemstones. Each Aquamarine Briolette is one-of-a-kind with swirling floral patterning that create texture and subtle shifts in color as light moves across the surface and falls into the shadows.


(Available in two sizes)




The Moss Aquamarine Drop Earrings display inclusions that heighten the appearance of these aquamarine gems. The iron inclusions inside these gemstones resemble moss, giving the aquamarine a dappled greenish coloration.