Post # 1
After much much searching, I found this perfect antique genuine aquamarine, pearl and mine-cut diamond pendant set in platinum:
I’m wearing this with pearl drop earrings I already have and they really look perfect together. i highly recommend genuine aquas because they are in the emerald family (beryls) but do NOT have the high-price tags of emeralds since aquas are not trendy right now. However, vintage aquas can command a really high price by collectors. Just be careful that you don’t mistake blue topaz for an aqua as some of them can look alike!
This takes care of my ‘something old’ and ‘something blue’!!
Post # 3
I have several of these babies cause it’s my birthstone! I love it! Plus I dive and am a waterbaby yet a fire sign, but it reminds me of the carribbean sea.
Beautiful pendant. Will look lovely. Am wearing a gorgeous diamond and aqua right hand ring that’s in an antique setting accented by 2 iolites on each side!
Post # 4
Where did you find that necklace?! I love it.. very simple. Plus one of my colors is aqua so it would go well!
Post # 5
I found it on an estate jewelry store site on eBay and got real lucky. I would recommend checking out estate jewelry stores in your neighborhood first, including pawnshops, and staying on the lookout on eBay. That’s what I did but here in NYC, vintage aquas are running in the thousands of dollars! Also, I did some research and apparently most aquas are not ‘faked’ b/c they are not trendy so the demand for them is low (thank goodness b/c I’m no jewelry expert!) That made me a bit more confident looking on eBay but only on jewelry-specific sites with lots of great feedback. I also worded my search as "aquamarine diamond pendant." It took a few weeks but EUREKA! Hope this helps you land your aqua!
BTW, I’m having a set of aquamarine cufflinks set in white gold as my wedding gift to my FH!