"Aqua" is the Latin word for water and "marine" means "of the sea,
which signifies the Aquamarine stone meaning
and its link
to ancient water kingdoms.
Benefit from Aquamarine with a
Cleansing and Rejuvenating
Aquamarine is known for its incredible anti-aging effects. For youthful and vibrant skin at any age, make beauty water with pieces of raw Aquamarine, which works best for this cleansing water. First, cleanse your crystals with warm filtered water, making sure that it's free of dirt and loose particles. Keep in mind that it's common for these crystals to still have earth on them because of their natural state. Once the crystals are clean, place them in a glass bowl and cover with filtered water. In the morning set the ball in direct sunlight and let the gemstones absorb the amazing power of the sun. If it's a full moon, you also have the option of placing the Aquamarine stones under the moonlight overnight. Now that you have a beauty water infused and activated with Aquamarine healing properties, splash on your face in the morning and night while saying "self-love" affirmations such as "I am worthy,"
"I love myself," or another mantra that speaks to your true inner spirit.
Refill the bowl with water and return it to the sunlight or under the moonlight, and always have a constant supply of invigorating and soothing Aquamarine water, a rejuvenating addition to your daily skincare routine.
This ruby and diamond heart pendant once belonged to
Eugénie de Montijo,
the last empress of France.
London-The last empress of France had not only a great influence on the country's politics but also on fashion and jewelry. Now, a few of her historic jewels are headed to auction.
Christie's Nov. 27
Important Jewels auction
in London featured pieces formerly in the collection of Eugénie de Montijo (1826-1920), wife of Napoleon III.
Born in Granada, Spain, Eugénie was the daughter of a Spanish noble who fought on the French side during Napoleon I's Peninsular War in Spain, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. She we
nt to Paris when Louis-Napoléon became president of the Second Republic in 1848; the two were married in 1853, after he became the emperor Napoleon III.
Eugénie eventually took an active role in the country's political affairs, even serving as regent on three occasions-in 1859, 1865, 1870-in her husband's absence.
She joined her family in exile after the Battle of Sedan in 1870, during which her husband was captured, Britannica said, and continued to play a big role in Bonapartist political activities even after his death.
When her son died in 1879, she assumed the role of the grande dame in exile.
During her reign, Empress Eugénie was vital in enhancing the reputation of French high jewelry, Christie's said.
With a legendary love of jewelry, Eugénie had many of the French Crown Jewels remounted to suit her personal taste and commissioned new pieces from the most famous jewelers in Paris, like Bapst and Chaumet.
Many of the French Crown Jewels were sold at auction in 1887 by the Third Republic.
Some of those that weren't now are hitting the auction block at Christie's.
There was a mid-19th century circular-cut ruby heart pendant with old- and rose-cut diamonds circa 1850-1860 in the jewelry auction that was sold close to $19,000.00.
A glazed compartment on the reverse of the pendant contains a lock of hair that reportedly belonged to Napoleon Ill.
The locket appeared in the 2008 exhibition "Le Musée Chaumet, Le Grand Frisson - Bijoux de Sentiment, de la Renaissance à nos jours," in Paris.
The heart pendant was offered for sale alongside an important pair of 19th century natural pearl and diamond earrings (pictured above) that was sold for just under $100,00.00.
In addition to the empress' jewels at Christie's November 27, 2019 jewelry auction there was featured antique, modern and signed jewelry, including a rare medieval sapphire ring, tiaras from the collection of the late Lady Grantchester, and a Cartier Art Deco Fob Watch and two mid-20th century diamond jewels from a royal house.
See the Best 2020 Oscars Jewels
Charlize Theron wore a platinum and diamond Y-necklace from Tiffany & Co.
to the 92nd annual Academy Awards held February 9, 2020 in Los Angeles.
Charlize sported a 165-diamond Y-necklace from Tiffany & Co., valued at $5 million, featuring an incredible marquise-shaped diamond drop weighing more than 21 carats.
The 2020 awards show season has provided a
of red carpet looks, but it's all really just an elaborate series of appetizers leading up to the main course-the Oscars. W
e'll let you be the judge if the 92nd Academy Awards, held Sunday night in Los Angeles, were worth the wait, or if earlier awards shows outshone the Oscars.
Without further ado, here were the best jewels of the night.
British actress Florence Pugh arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the
Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020
Best Supporting Actress nominee Florence Pugh wowed in Louis Vuitton jewelry.
The modern, asymmetric design was inspired by Joan of Arc.
US-Irish actress Saoirse Ronan arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020.
Ronan sported colorful Gucci chandelier earrings, plus a charming hair clip.
Janelle Monáe attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.
Leave it to multi-hyphenate powerhouse Janelle Monáe to bring the drama to red carpet dressing.
You likely either hate or love her bold, hooded and crystal-covered Ralph Lauren number, but she gets the thumbs up from National Jeweler for remembering the cardinal rule-major fashion is no excuse for minimal jewels.
Monáe's hooded look was that much more beguiling because it partially shrouded a mega-watt 18-karat white gold and diamond "Lace of Light" choker from Forevermark.
Kristen Wiig's outfit likely divided popular opinion, but her Nikos Koulis
18-karat gold fringe earrings were pure perfection.
Aqua Marine Pendant
14K White 6 mm Round Aquamarine set into an inspired
pendant reminiscent from jewelry worn in the movie "Emma".
Design by Mark Silver.
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