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Ranging from a pale sky hue to a deep blue, aquamarine is beloved by jewellers for its versatile and flattering shades. Said to symbolise peace, health and hope, aquamarine birthstone jewellery also makes a brilliant gift for those born in March – and there’s plenty to choose from. Here are some of our favourites.
What’s better than one exquisite piece of jewellery? Two exquisite pieces of jewellery, of course. This high jewellery aquamarine and diamond timepiece pendant by Harry Winston can be worn alternately as a classic wristwatch on a blue satin strap or hung from an 18 karat white gold chain.
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If you’re buying for a March birthday girl who takes a more-is-more approach with her jewellery, Glenn Spiro is your guy. These show-stopping earrings feature two three-carat oval aquamarines set in red gold amid petals crafted from Hyceram Luminex, a luminescent hybrid ceramic designed to enhance the stones’ sparkle.
New York-based jewellery brand Renna believes in ethical and sustainable jewellery production and this rose gold, aquamarine and diamond bangle walks the walk, being handmade in New York with 100 per cent recycled 18 karat gold. For every purchase, Renna also donates an art kit to Free Arts NYC, a charity providing children in transitional housing with access to arts programmes.
New online fine jewellery platform Omneque specialises in sourcing only the best vintage and under-the-radar pieces, making it a great place to discover new brands. Australian designer Mark Nuell handmakes every one of his contemporary jewels, including these angular drop earrings, which feature smoky grey asymmetric aquamarines set in 18 karat gold.
Handmade in Jaipur using 18 karat gold and aquamarine pebbles, Pippa Small’s Glacier pin transforms the classic brooch into something contemporary and cool. Handily, it also acts as a working safety pin meaning it’s a practical addition to shawls, jackets and cardigans.
Jacquie Aiche's jewellery is inspired by her Native American heritage – as is evident in this delicate gold, diamond and aquamarine necklace. Perfect for layering, the opaque aquamarines are carved to resemble feathers and dangle from diamond-set bezels.
Signet rings have been used for generations to commemorate special events and milestones. However, while not everyone has a family crest or is a fan of engraved initials, a faceted birthstone makes Lizzie Mandler’s signet ring a subtle and elegant gift.