This month’s birthstone is gorgeous Aquamarine…representing happiness, hope and everlasting youth!
In ancient times, it was thought to protect those at sea. Today, it is thought to “clear the mind and balance the emotions while strengthening personal power.” Aquamarine, a semi-precious pale blue to light green gem, in the beryl family, is also worn for good health, luck and love…
Today, Marlene is welcoming March with a deep-dive into this month's birthstone: aquamarine
From jewelry to home decor, Marlene is showing us how to introduce this beautiful color into our day-to-days
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As a gemstone and color, it is sooo beautiful…peaceful, tranquility in every form! Princess Diana’s famous emerald cut Aquamarine ring is certainly a testament!
Shades of Aquamarine are fabulous in all its beachy, seaworthy shades!
These themes are universal…think of the Greek Isles, beaches from Bermuda,
Capri to Hawaii, Big Sur, Laguna, Malibu and beyond.
Margo Morrison Crystal, Pearl & Aquamarine Bracelet (Neiman Marcus) | NEST Jewelry Aquamarine Stone Shaker Pendant Necklace (Neiman Marcus) | Aquamarine Round Earrings in 14K White Gold (Bloomingdale's) | Aquamarine & Diamond Ring (Bloomingdale's) | Aquarius Aquamarine and Diamond Ring in 14k White Gold (Macy's) | Aquamarine Stud Earrings in 14k White Gold (Macy's)
Every room in your home could use a dose of tranquil Aquamarine!
Its name comes from the Latin for "sea water" ~ How Perfect!!
Our Bed and Bath delight in the calm, spa like “feel” of this magnificent shade, for modern and traditional environments alike. Elegantly casual!
Matouk, an incredible third-generation, family-owned business has created Lowell bedding in 31 colors…Aquamarine among them! Lowell is beautiful Egyptian cotton percale with a sateen stripe. Nocturne, in solid sateen sheeting, pairs beautifully.
Classic Sferra’s Celeste Percale Bedding is a favorite ~ super soft, woven in Italy of fine long-staple cotton, and beautiful with hemstitching!
Aquamarine is absolutely ethereal in the entire collection, yet of course, is lovely combined with whites, ivories or greys.
Dining and entertaining are such fun ~
Whether you are having cocktails and bites, sit down dinner or dining al fresco…shades of Aquamarine are plentiful for your settings: porcelain, bone, ceramic, glass, crystal – or even acrylic for poolside.
Annieglass Edgey Collection (Bloomingdale's) | Baccarat Harmonie Barware (Bloomingdale's) | Joanna Buchanan Bright Gem Cocktail Picks (Gracious Style) | Alabaster Glass Dinner Plates (Pottery Barn) | Vietra Lastra Aqua (Bloomingdale's) | Verve Culture (Neiman Marcus) | Handcrafted Summer Tumbler Glasses (Pottery Barn)
Some glass actually has a soft Aquamarine hue…as experienced in the chic and hand-crafted collections from Annieglass. This talented, California artist’s latest Edgey collection is elegant yet modern, featuring classic 24K gold or platinum details.
Haviland & Parlon’s Syracuse French Limoges porcelain dinnerware is gorgeous for dining and entertaining – certainly reminiscent of gems and far-off isles. Take-out will never give itself away when served on these beauties!
One of the latest dinnerware patterns is Aura from Raynaud France, delicately detailed Limoges. It can be delightfully mixed and matched, depending on the occasion ~ casual or formal entertaining. It’s durable as well!