The “Age of Aquarius” is upon us, and gemstone lovers born between January 20 and February 18 can surround themselves with beautiful pieces that capture the spirit of the sign.
Keeping in mind that our stargazing is all in the name of fun, we did some zodiac-inspired sleuthing. We found that Aquarians are thought to be witty, clever, altruistic, inventive, and original.
Here are some stunning pieces that remind us of aquarius personality traits.
Opal seems like an ideal gemstone for the water-bearing myths associated with the sign. This 5.31 ct opal cabochon from Mexico looks like a droplet of water reflecting the sun, sky, clouds, and trees.
Sherris Cottier Shank’s 1994 AGTA Cutting Edge Award winning The Waterfall Suite makes for a fitting piece of décor for the art-collecting Aquarian. These sizable Ukrainian aquamarines (left to right: 475.27 ct, 386.69 ct, 159.56 ct) mounted on onyx bases, were carved from impressively large rough. They evoke glaciers floating in the frigid Arctic Ocean.
Hollywood set designer and jewelry artist Tony Duquette had a unique creative vision, and his one-of-a-kind pieces seem perfect for Aquarians who prize originality. His “Fantastic Cross,” 18k gold brooch/pendant, fits the description: it incorporates shark’s teeth, turquoise, variscite, chrysocolla, cultured pearls and enamel. Photo by Orasa Weldon/GIA, courtesy The Anthony & Elizabeth Duquette Foundation for the Living Arts
Since Aquarians prize originality, they would want to stand out at a party. Cartier’s diamond, emerald, and feather aigrette (headdress), circa 1925, would make an unforgettable first impression.
Graduate Gemologist Alethe Fatherley showed her humanitarian spirit (believed to be another Aquarian trait) when she founded Jewelers for Water – a nonprofit that builds schools and water wells in Tanzania. The water pump necklace is recycled sterling silver and is made in the U.S.A. Photo by Thomas Kurilla, courtesy Jewelers for Water
If you look for jewelry that captures the spirit of your sign, the options can be endless. For a fun twist, see if friends and family can figure out the secret meaning in the pieces that you’re wearing.
Main image courtesy of Jeffrey A Sacks