Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and also the gemstone for the 19th wedding anniversary.
It is mined in Brazil, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan, Nigeria amongst other places.
The name comes from the Latin word aqua (which means water) and, the Latin word marina (which means of the sea).
Ancient seafarers loved this gemstone as they claimed the gem could calm the waves and keep them safe at sea.
The March birthstone Aquamarine is also thought to bring happiness in marriage, withPeace and stability to the soul.
Most aquamarine have a very light colour, which can be almost unnoticeable in very small stones. Stones with a rich blue colour are the most popular. They are also the rarest and most valuable. The price of aquamarine is mainly determined by the weight and the colour.
The colours of the aquamarine birthstone range from sky blue to sea green and are pastel . Faceted aquamarines are often free from any other material and therefore can be as clear as water, which symbolizes the purity of spirit and soul.
The stone hardness is measured on the Mohs scale asbetween 7.5 -8 which means it’s a hard stone and very durable for everydaty wear.
Aquamarine is therefore available in a wide range of sizes and shapes. The bigger the gem the stronger its colour will be.