top of page

Inside The Collection: March's Birthstone Aquamarine

Seawater has a magical healing power. The gentle lap of the waves, the soothing flush of the water against the shore, the rocking of a boat up and down, side to side... I am starting to get a little seasick thinking about the sea. Good thing March's birthstone, Aquamarine, is believed to ward off seasickness!


The beautiful light greenish blue of the gorgeous Aquamarine gem is reminiscent of sea water. No wonder that is where it derived its name! Aquamarine's name is of Latin origin: aqua (for water) and marina (for the sea).


Aquamarine is from the same family of gemstones as Emerald: Beryl, but, unlike it's Emerald cousin, which is prized for its jardin of inclusions, Aquamarine is typically inclusion-free, making it a dream gemstone for interesting gemstone cuts!


I am delighted to share a few of my favorite Aquamarine pieces in the current Original Eve Collection with you, as well as something *brand new*:


I am sharing Aquamarine Gemstones that are in the Original Eve Collection, but have yet to make it into finish jewelry pieces! These gemstones are available for purchase and I would LOVE to work with you to transform them into a custom piece. Be sure to reach out to hello@originaleve.com if something catches your eye!

 



High-quality Aquamarine has been chiseled into hexagonal beads, providing windows into the soft blue gems and reflecting light with a sparkling surprise in the new Aquamarine Candy Necklace.


Such highly saturated aquamarine is rarely found in a beaded necklace.


The clasp is made in 18k recycled yellow gold using the motif of the Azores Collection to add an element that is both functional and stylish. The Aquamarine is strung on silk and knotted between each bead, providing security and flexibility.


It's a stunning necklace and a rare find of gorgeous aquamarine!






Aquamarine Formation Slice Earrings


A unique cross-section cut across aquamarine rough unveils the magic of these one-of-a-kind aquamarine earrings.


Embedded in the slice, a hexagonal of aquamarine floats like stained glass.⁠ ⁠ Telling the tale of unexpected beauty, these earrings dance in their setting and celebrate a profoundly unique aesthetic. ⁠



 

Aquamarine Gemstones in the Collection


Over the years, I have fallen in love with many Aquamarine gemstones during my gemstone hunts. Not all of these beautiful blues have made their way into finished jewelry... Yet!


See the Gems below and be sure to contact me if any of these gems have caught your eye. I would love to work with you to transform them into a custom piece. hello@originaleve.com

 

1. Moss Aquamarine Heshi Cut Bead Strand


The soft blues and grays in the Moss Aquamarine Heshi Cut Bead Strand are as soothing as gently lapping waves. With facets on the sides of the beads, the aquamarine have a subtle sparkle.


Ideas:

  • These beads could be strung into a Candy Necklace with knots between each bead.

  • Gold beads could be sprinkled along the strand, adding contrast to the strand



2. Aquamarine in Quartz Rough Slices


Hexagonal Aquamarine slices are framed on 4 sides by quartz, creating a dynamic geometric arrangement of colors and form reminiscent of stained glass.


Ideas:

  • Smooth the edges of the slices

  • Set the stones as Original Eve Dancing Earrings using the Trapeze element and Original Eve Earwire

  • Create Cufflinks


3. Large Aquamarine Bead


This large bead is faceted, providing large windows into the gem that reveal a soothing scene of swirling blue, blue-green, and soft yellow. (See image below for scale)


Ideas:

  • String the bead with other Aquamarine Beads to create a bold necklace

  • Set the bead in a stiff cuff bracelet

  • Attach to a gold chain, either horizontally or as a vertical lariat


4. Oval Mixed Beryl Double-Drilled Gems


These oval gemstones are a mix of aquamarine and other colors of beryl, aquamarine's gemstone family. The colors include: blue, yellow, green, blue-green, and colorless--all of the hues that make up the familiar color of aquamarine.


The gems are faceted and each is drilled on the top and bottom, making these gemstones ideal for a chain layout.


Ideas:

  • These beads could be attached to each other with gold loops to create asymmetrical drop earrings or a stunning necklace or bracelet

  • Can be mixed with the Rectangular beryl gems (See #7) to create asymmetrical drop earrings or bracelet


5. Aquamarine Faceted Drop Briolettes


A stunning pair of elongated faceted briolettes in the softest blue. These gemstones have flecks of deeper blue that add complexity and beauty to these sparkling drops.


Ideas:

  • The briolettes can be capped with gold and transformed into drop earrings

  • Can be accented with diamonds or small aquamarines (See #6 and #10)


6. Aquamarine Elongated Hexagon Gemstones


These 8x4mm elongated hexagonal shaped aquamarine gemstones would make perfect accent stones or together be a stunning cluster thanks to their uncommon silhouette and vivid hue.


Ideas:

  • Can be set into clusters for earrings

  • Can be set across the wrist in a cuff bracelet

  • Would be beautifully combined with #10


7. Cushion Shaped Mixed Beryl Double-Drilled Gems


These gemstones are a mix of aquamarine and other colors of beryl, aquamarine's gemstone family. The colors include: blue, yellow, green, gray, blue-green, and colorless--all of the hues that make up the familiar color of aquamarine. They are cushion shaped elongated rectangles and square cushions.


The gems are faceted and each is drilled on the top and bottom, making these gemstones ideal for a chain layout.


Ideas:

  • These beads could be attached to each other with gold loops to create asymmetrical drop earrings or a stunning necklace or bracelet

  • Can be mixed with the Oval beryl gems (See #4) to create asymmetrical drop earrings or bracelet


8. Oval Druzy Aquamarine Pair


This pair of aquamarine ovals are like chiseled blue ice--The aquamarine features small crystals of aquamarine across the surface, creating a stunning and unusual texture and composition.


Ideas:

  • Set the stones in prongs or bezels to be suspended as earrings

  • Create Cufflinks



9. Aquamarine Heshi Cut Bead Strand


Lovely light blue-green aquamarine beads are faceted along their edges in the heshi cut, which adds sparkle and movement to each and every gem.


Ideas:

  • These beads could be strung into a Candy Necklace with knots between each bead.

  • Gold beads could be sprinkled along the strand, adding contrast to the strand



10. Aquamarine Kite-Shaped Gemstones


These 7x5mm kite-shaped aquamarine gemstones would make perfect accent stones or, together, be a stunning cluster thanks to their geometric silhouette, vivid hue, and the beautiful pattern of dark and light that comes out of every stone.


Ideas:

  • Can be set into clusters for earrings

  • Can be set across the wrist in a cuff bracelet

  • Would be beautifully combined with #6








 

Original Eve specializes in creating bespoke jewelry. If you have a special celebration coming up, we can create custom jewelry featuring any colorful gemstone of your choosing!


Email me here and let's get the process started!


 

When it comes to Original Eve's jewelry designs, there is always more than meets the eye. If you have questions about any of the designs, crafting processes, gemstones, or materials used in the items you see in any of our jewelry, please feel free to reach out: hello@originaleve.com



40 views0 comments

Comments


bottom of page