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

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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.

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