During the American Gem Society’s Conclave, held April 13-16, 2016 in Washington, D.C., Jewelers of America produced their annual Fashion Show. This much-anticipated show starred AGS suppliers and their gorgeous jewelry! After the show, guests mingled with their AGS suppliers for a closer look at what the models were wearing.
We’d like to thank all of the participants for showing their support and making this event a huge success! Not pictured is Grunberger Diamonds, who displayed their exquisite diamonds at the AGS Suppliers’ Showcase.
A special thanks goes to Ella-Rue for providing the luxury fashions complimenting the jewelry.
By Robin Skibicki
There are two birthstones that represent the month of March: aquamarine and bloodstone. Both are beautiful and unique gems, but aquamarine is currently the most popular of jewelry designers and wearers.
The aquamarine is a member of the beryl family—same as the emerald—and its colors can range in tones from colorless pale blue, to blue green or teal. The larger the stone, the more intense the color. The most valuable gemstones come from Brazil, but is also mined in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique.
This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, guaranteeing a safe voyage ahead. It is said its serene colors can cool the temper, allowing the wearer to be calm and levelheaded. This leads to heightened awareness, better communication, and the ability to retort with a quick response.
The healing powers associated with this stone are believed to cure ailments of the liver, jaws, stomach and throat. The transparent aquamarine was once used to make eyeglasses and lenses.
Now that you know a little more about these brilliant blue beauties, here are a few exquisite examples of how designers showcase the gorgeous gem.
An 18K white gold stunner by AG Gems, with an 9.59 carat aquamarine flanked by blue sapphires, accented by diamonds.
Aquamarine and diamond pendant, a new addition to Jye’s International Inc. Luxury Collection.
Elegant dangle earrings by Spark Creations, featuring aquamarine and diamonds.
A glistening collection of aquamarine favorites by SUNA Bros.
A diamond swan and garnets frame a soothing, 75.59 carat aquamarine. The Swan Lake pendant by Yael Designs.
You’ve likely heard that Pantone has released their Color of the Year for 2015, a warm and spicy shade called “Marsala!”
Upon its release, the team at AGS noticed something very familiar about this shade…it perfectly matches the red garnet gemstone!
Red Garnet polished gemstone
Because the colors match so perfectly, we wanted to show you some jewelry options that would pair perfectly with Pantone’s Marsala.
Garnet ring from Parlé Jewelry Designs
First is a gorgeous red garnet and 14 karat yellow gold ring from Parlé Jewelry Designs. This ring features a stunning, oval-cut center stone, surrounded by yellow gold and diamonds.
Earrings by Parlé Jewelry Designs
Next, also from Parlé Jewelry Designs, these gorgeous garnet and 14 karat white gold earrings. Each earring features a beautiful pear-cut garnet surrounded by diamonds.
Garnet ring by Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers
Lastly, this ring by Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers is absolutely breathtaking. It features a huge, round-cut center garnet, surrounded by white and yellow diamonds as well as more garnets, all set in beautiful rose gold.
You cannot go wrong with any of these options here among countless others to suit your Pantone preferences. Use our Find A Jeweler tool as well to locate an AGS certified jeweler in your area for even more garnet options. Enjoy!