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The ocean like colors of the March birthstone instantly brings a wash of calm and serenity over anyone viewing the stone. Reminiscent of calm waters, blue sky, a peaceful tide, it’s hard to believe that nature made such a beauty! The stones color ranges from a pale blue, to a greenish-blue, and sometimes a deep blue with green hues. To compliment the stone you will traditionally find aquamarine set in white gold or platinum. Aquamarine is also a commemorative gift for the 19th anniversary. Regardless of your birth month or if it’s your 19th anniversary, aquamarine is a popular and often adorned gemstone given its true beauty and meaning.
The name aquamarine comes from a latin word meaning seawater, due to its water-like transparency in color. Sailors would carry this stone for safety on long voyages, hoping it would help to keep the sea calm and ensure they would have good pursuits on their journey. Historians have discovered aquamarine beads in the graves of Egyptian mummies, confirming the belief that aquamarine brings the wearer purity of the soul and a heightened conscience. Prophets called the stone “mirror of magic” and would use it to tell people their fortunes.
Aquamarines are typically found in rock veins. They are a cutter's dream as they are so large and can easily be turned into any shape and structured in various ways. The most common shapes you’ll see aquamarine in are emerald-cut, oval-cut, round, and lastly pear. On the Mohs scale of hardness aquamarine weighs 7.5-8, grading it durable and excellent for frequent wear.
Pictured here are two aquamarine rings stacked & one necklace we have in store. The first ring consists of a bright sky blue cushion-cut aquamarine, surrounded in a halo of brilliant diamonds. The band beneath consists of round-cut deep ocean blue colored aquamarine stones inbetween rows of bright diamonds, reminding you of a wave break. Lastly, the beautiful seawater blue aquamarine necklace haloed in diamonds and decorative gold work.
While aquamarine isn’t the center stone in this ring, it does make up the beautiful halo along with diamonds. This ring is too stunning to pass up! Come in store to see this deep midnight blue topaz, bright aquamarine and brilliant diamond ring.
Before we let you go, here is the best way to care for your aquamarine jewelry. You can certainly wear aquamarine daily without worry of scratches, chips or breaking, it is a relatively hard stone. Just be mindful, as you should with any jewelry. To clean at home you can use lukewarm water with a mild soap or shampoo, and a soft bristle brush to whisk away any buildup. Leave the stone in a jewelry box when you aren’t wearing to avoid any unnecessary sun exposure, which overtime could lead to a fading color.
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