Age of aquamarine
Once believed to be the treasure of the mermaids, these beautiful blue stones add an unexpected touch of charm and youthful elegance to any accoutrement. More fun than diamonds and softer than sapphires, we're loving these statement pieces this spring
1_ CHAUMET Stomacher brooch
This vintage beauty was made by Joseph Chaumet himself in 1913. Originally gifted as a wedding present, it was designed to be worn as on the front of an evening dress as a stomacher brooch.
It’s crafted from gold, silver and diamonds, and stars a 322-carat aquamarine stone. It’s currently in a private collection, but we can always hope…
2_ CARTIER Étourdissant Blue Arabica bracelet
Inspired by the dazzling French Riviera, this bracelet is vibrant and unapologetically present. Here, 103.27 carats of dazzling aquamarine are artfully presented alongside light sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds for a bold, catch-you-in-your-tracks look.
3_ BOUCHERON Baïkal necklace
It took 1,613 stones, 2,000 pearls and 2,500 hours of work to create this striking necklace. Inspired by the decadence of imperial Russia, it’s a cascading masterpiece with a 78.33-carat Santa Maria oval-cut aquamarine stone at its centre, set in white gold and surrounded by diamonds. Warning: not for the fashion-shy.
4_ CHOPARD Temptations Collection earrings
High jewellery gets a fresh update with this playful collection of pastel-hued gemstones. The beautiful pear-cut heightens the brilliance of the aquamarines, the largest of which weighs in at 29.7 carats. Don’t think of these as jewellery pieces – think of them as sweet confections begging to be indulged in daily.