I first saw this Edwardian aquamarine set quite a while ago and I still think it’s some of the prettiest jewelry around. It wasn’t actually sold as a set in this auction, but it clearly goes together so I’m posting it together.
Aren’t they beautiful? The delicate details, the perfect color contrast, the stunning aquamarines. I have a love for these and it is a big love. These lovely, lovely things were made in 1915, a year that produced many things that I pine for.
Each of these gorgeous. flexibly-set aquamarine briolettes dangles within a scalloped, diamond-set frame accented by black onyx and edged by seed pearls. Each lovely frame hangs from a navette-shaped diamond-set panel topped by an old European-cut diamond.
Now, let’s take a look at the necklace:
The Edwardian aquamarine necklace, as I probably don’t need to tell you, matches the earrings. It is also from 1915.
To adapt the design to a necklace form, the jeweler used a larger aquamarine briolette in a larger setting, and topped it with two navette-shaped diamond-set panels and 2 old European-cut diamonds, instead of just one of each. The pendant is suspended from a delicate chain spaced by 7 pearls.
If anyone has not been taking notes (maybe I’ll give you all a Gilderoy Lockhart-style quiz on what you should have learned about me from reading my blog) aquamarine is March’s birthstone and therefore my birthstone. In related news, I do accept gifts.