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March is here... and so is the beautiful Aquamarine!

March is here... and so is the beautiful Aquamarine!

March has officially rolled in and we couldn't be more excited to welcome the beautiful Aquamarine as this month's birthstone!

Named after seawater, aquamarine's fresh blue color is just as refreshing as it is stunning! As stated on the GIA (Gemological Institution of America) website, "Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. March’s birthstone was also thought to enhance the happiness of marriages. The best gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly greenish blue hues. Like many beryls, aquamarine forms large crystals suitable for sizable fashioned gems and carvings."

Qualities of Aquamarine:

Mineral: beryl
Chemistry: Be3Al2Si6O18
Color: greenish blue, light in tone
Refractive index: 1.577 to 1.583
Birefringence: 0.005 to 0.009
Specific gravity: 2.72
Mohs Hardness: 7.5 to 8.0
Want to learn more? Click here and read more about Aquamarine's history, description, and journey!
Interested in purchasing an aquamarine? Click here to schedule an appointment with us and few the beautiful aquamarine jewelry we have in stock (or even create something custom!)