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Sell With a Story: March Birthstone Guide

11th Mar 2024

Embrace the tranquility and serenity of Aquamarine.

Aquamarine — known best for its hue reminiscent of the ocean’s depths — holds a special place in the world of gemstones and the hearts of jewelry lovers. The telltale light, pure blue color of March’s birthstone is mesmerizing in the way tranquil waters capture the eye and soothe the soul. With so many possibilities available for showing off this meaningful gemstone, let’s dive into the world of Aquamarine.

The History and Meaning of Aquamarine

Throughout history, Aquamarine has been cherished for its soothing properties and association with the sea. In fact, Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin word for seawater.

The ancient Greeks believed it to be the treasure of mermaids, while sailors carried it as a talisman for safe passage across the seas. Today, Aquamarine resonates with purity, tranquility, and eternal youth. It continues to captivate with its calming energy, making it a popular choice for both everyday wear and special occasions.

How to Care for Aquamarine

Aquamarine is a member of the beryl species mostly found in the high elevations of Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains. Rough Aquamarine crystals can grow easily in large sizes, which ideally displays quality and clarity. The most intense light blue to blue green hues are seen in larger gemstones.

Aquamarine, like other beryl gemstones, has a 7.5–8 rating on the Mohs hardness scale and a toughness rating of good. While durable enough for daily wear and stable enough to retain its color after years of exposure to light, heat and chemicals should be avoided to prevent damage to the stone or altering the color.

Options With Aquamarine and Beyond

Aquamarine comes in a variety of sizes and shapes, which gives it the versatility to accommodate a wide range of jewelry styles. The sizing options accommodate both bold statements and delicate accents. Available shapes fit classic preferences (round, oval, and emerald) as well as trending tastes (antique cushion, trillion, and kite). Aquamarine also pairs well with the other members of the beryl species, such as Emerald and Morganite.

Choosing Aquamarine Jewelry

When helping customers choose Aquamarine jewelry, consider the metal setting to complement its ethereal blue color. White metals — such as white gold, platinum, and sterling silver — beautifully enhance the cool tones of Aquamarine, creating a timeless and elegant look. Whether they choose a dazzling Aquamarine ring, pendant, or earrings, let the natural beauty of this gemstone shine through.

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