On my first trip to Italy, I visited the spectacular Isle of Capri. I still remember the vivid aqua of the water. Aquamarine, the March birthstone always brings to mind that trip. I returned to the Amalfi Coast with Doug as part of our 10th-anniversary celebration. This gemstone is known as a symbol of youth, hope, health and fidelity and being the color of water and the sky, it is said to embody eternal life. We were certainly rejuvenated on that trip. Aquamarine has long been thought to have a soothing influence on married couples, making it a good anniversary gift. I will attest being surrounded by the beautiful blue is certainly calming.
Aquamarines are found in a range of blues; from a pale pastel to a greenish-blue to a deep color. I love pairing the light colors with organic shapes into rings and cuffs.
Darker shades of blue are increasingly rare and in turn, are more valuable and I like the crispness the darker color gives to the shape of this cabochon. Doesn't the color play off of the blackened sterling silver linear cuff?