Ranging in colour from pale blue to blue green, aquamarine is a beautifully clear stone. It is a form of beryl, like emerald, and is coloured by traces of iron that lend it the hue of calm seas. It is no surprise that it has been historically linked with the ocean, and those who sail it.
The Stone of Courage
Aquamarine is believed to fortify the mind, and instil fearlessness in those who wear it. In ancient times, when seafaring was fraught with danger, this quality was highly valued. This courage also translates into resilience of purpose - helping to instil drive and the strength to succeed despite adversity.
Aquamarine has been valued throughout the ages, and has been fashioned into a huge variety of different pieces. Throughout the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods the finest jewellers crafted magnificent pieces with the stone, but the Art Deco period saw craftsmen embrace it as never before.
The Art Deco movement, led by designers such as René Lalique and Cartier, sought to reduce the traditional dominance of the diamond, and mounted more colourful gemstones in elegantly crafted settings. Their attempts to challenge the established conventions led to the creation of a myriad of beautiful and unique pieces.
Our collection is always expanding, and we have many more pieces than you can see on the site. If you’re looking for a special aquamarine piece please feel free to get in touch - our expert staff will be happy to help you find the perfect piece.