I was talking with a friend about birthstones the other day and (for some reason) brushed off March’s designated gemstone, aquamarine. Then, later in the week, I saw this art deco aquamarine beauty listed online and felt… genuine shame:
WHAT. WAS. I. THINKING. Right? Because good lord. First of all, it’s like I forgot all about one of my most favorite Art Deco rings of all time which is also aquamarine, and secondly because this deco pendant is just painfully lovely and there’s no denying it…
The necklace is from Moscow, circa 1930, and described thusly by the original seller, Romanov Russia: A richly saturated cool blue emerald cut aquamarine (18 x 14 x 8.8 mm – approximately 15.19 ct) in a yellow 14K gold milgrain setting crowned by a triangular art deco style diamond-set mount and a plume shaped diamond bail. The diamonds are set in silver over gold.
Even the description is beautiful! I am sorry I forgot about your magic, aquamarine. I promise it won’t happen again.