Nature as design inspiration

A six-rayed star coral was the inspiration for this brooch. 

Design Jutta Assmann for Gold + Form 

Aquamarine for March

The birthstone for the month of March is the aquamarine. As the name suggests, the stone was named after its blue-green sea colour. After all, "aqua marina" means "sea water" in Latin. Aquamarine belongs to the beryl family, all of which have this beautiful colour. In addition, aquamarine is known as an important healing stone.