This stunning bracelet, made in the 1940's, is designed in classic Retro style. Seven lustrous sky blue emerald cut aquamarines, together weighing around 35 carats, are set in a classic 'tank tread' bracelet link design.
Aquamarine is one of the most popular semi-precious stones and belongs to the beryl family, which also includes Emerald. Aquamarine derives it blue color from tints of iron in its chemical composition. The transparant stone has a good hardness level which protects it from scratches.
The name aquamarine is used regardless of a stone's tone or saturation. So, aquamarines can range from a very light, almost imperceptible color to greenish blue stones with a rich vibrant, color. A deeply saturated blue is the most desired and valued shade of aquamarine.
Aquamarine embodies sea water and the name means “waters of the sea”. It was known as the sailor’s gem for ensuring safe passage across stormy seas. Aquamarine also signifies faithfulness, courage, and friendship and it is the birthstone for the month of March.