The Coolest Jewels for Spring

Cool and serene, the pastel blue of aquamarine makes it a favorite choice to announce the coming of spring. The birthstone for March, aquamarine is part of the beryl family, as is emerald. Named for its sea-like color and transparency, aquamarine often occurs naturally with overtones of green. However, gems that are pure blue are more favored, so aquamarine is frequently heated to remove the green, leaving a singular blue body color. Aquamarine sometimes has abundant internal characteristics that give the gemstone an opaque appearance; these are often polished without facets to show off their dreamy, romantic appearance. Here are my picks for the beautiful birthstone of March:

Elegant design and expert craftsmanship make this aquamarine and diamond pendant an upscale addition to your jewelry wardrobe.

Deco style aquamarine and diamond pendant

Deco Style Aquamarine and Diamond Pendant,
14K White Gold, $695

Artistic and casual, these earrings feature chunks of faceted aquamarine highlighted with Swarovski crystals.

Aquamarine and crystal drop earrings by Margo Morrison

Aquamarine and Crystal Drop Earrings,
Sterling Silver, by Margo Morrison, $120

The earth tones of smoky quartz elevate this necklace to a new level of versatility.

Smoky quartz chalcedony and aquamarine necklace

Smokey Quartz, Chalcedony and Aquamarine Necklace,
50 inch, 14K Yellow Gold, $250

Blue topaz has a similar attractive blue color, making it a good alternative to aquamarine at a very affordable price. Cultured pearls and blue topaz combine to make this necklace a stunning homage to the sea.

Cultured pearl and blue topaz

Cultured Pearl and Blue Topaz Necklace,
32 inches, 14K White Gold, $575

If you or someone special to you was born during the month of March, choose from our selection for a gift that will be appreciated today and for years to come.

Spring is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to freshen up your jewelry collection by adding aquamarine or blue topaz. Reflecting the colors of the sea and the sky, aquamarine and blue topaz bring their soothing tones to the joyfulness of this season of renewal.

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