Tips on Adding Moss Aquamarine Beads to Your Fall Wardrobe
What Is Moss Aquamarine?
Aquamarine is known as the mermaid jewel due to its Latin name that means "water of the sea." It is the March birthstone and, typically, comes in a gorgeous blue color. Aquamarine is popular as a spring accessory.
Moss aquamarine is the earthy, rustic version of the stone. It's less pretentious and more affordable than blue aquamarine, and it pairs better with the colors and bulkier clothing found in fall fashion.
It is a mostly transparent gemstone in a greenish-blue hue with inclusions of iron that give it the moss-like appearance for which it's known. Varieties range from light green to blue-green. It ranks as a 7.5-8 on the Mohs hardness scale, so it's a sturdy stone that stands up to shaping and cutting.
The qualities of moss aquamarine stones are thought to help treat phobias and pain, help travelers navigate difficult terrain, and enhance one’s chakra, making it a valued gemstone among those in the legal, medical, rescue, and service-related professions.
The moss aquamarine gemstone is mined in numerous locations around the world. It has been found in the United States (in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming), Africa (in Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, and Kenya), and South America (in Colombia and multiple parts of Brazil).
Moss aquamarine is usually found in strands, having been cut and shaped into round and teardrop beads. The colors are perfectly suited to fall wardrobes, so it makes a powerful accessory statement in necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. The varying shades of blue-green and green allow designers to incorporate the beads with shiny and matte silver or gold findings and wire.
Don’t Compromise on the Cut
Moss aquamarine beads are affordable. Strands feature mostly center-drilled round and flat rounds or flat faceted rectangles, but you can also find chips and unpolished squares.
A flat teardrop cut shows off the almost transparent nature of the stone while providing sparkle and a unique addition to an evening bracelet. If you’re looking for something a little more upscale, the faceted hexagon is a good choice. The gorgeous, intricate, and unique design of these top-drilled drops in a woven piece would add that little bit of extra oomph any outfit needs to make it just a little more special.
Colors, Textures, and Findings
The oceanic colors are particularly pretty in a faceted rondelle cut. The mostly transparent beads can be almost clear in color or range to a deeply saturated, strongly blue, and deep green body.
For a soft, muted look, combine moss aquamarine with a natural color freshwater pearl to contrast the matte texture and set off the clear mossy inclusions in a unique way. Pair some rough cut chips or nuggets with a highly polished teardrop pendant as a focal piece to make the perfect addition to a simple V-neck t-shirt or long tunic over a pair of leggings.
They also look terrific in earrings and would be the ideal accessory to a turtleneck or scarf. A combination of rough and polished textures will complete even the simplest outfits perfectly--a great addition to a morning at the farmer’s market, an afternoon at the corn maze, or roasting marshmallows by a bonfire in the evening.
The Classic Rondelle Beads
For those looking to step their accessorizing up a notch, go for this classic rondelle bead! Perfect for your fall professional ensemble, transform your look into one you love with these beads strung into a timeless necklace. The strand is graduated and matched, making it exceptionally easy to make this into a finished piece. You can add it to your favorite fall work outfit, wear it to an evening function, or even to Thanksgiving dinner.
With the leaves and season changing, you'll feel the itch to revamp your wardrobe. As you pull out last year’s scarves, dresses, leggings, and boots, pair them up with some new jewelry pieces made with moss aquamarine to give them a boost. The gorgeous shades of blue-green mossy colors pair perfectly with just about any fall colors you may be wearing.