Aquamarine is a birthstone for the month of March and also a gemstone used to celebrate the 19th wedding anniversary. Aquamarine’s name comes from Latin meaning “seawater.” Aquamarine is similar to an emerald and comes from Beryl family. In the 19th century, the sea green variety of aquamarine was most the popular. Today, the more blue the color, the more valuable the stone. In 1910, the largest ever aquamarine was found in Brazil, weighing 243 pounds. It was cut into smaller stones, yielding over 20,000 carats. There are many legends about the “power” of aquamarine stones. Ancient Romans believed that it was a good luck for love and marriage to be given to a bride as a gift. In Medieval times, the stone was believed to reawaken the love of married couples. The Greeks believed that it helped the sailors to safely pass the sea in a stormy weather.
The faceted aquamarine is often exceptionally transparent with vibrant luster, so it really sparkles. It rates a 7.5 to 8 on the hardness scale, making it a quite a durable stone to wear. Rich blue stones that are several carats in weight are extremely valuable. But the great factor about the aquamarine stones is that it comes in a variety of a price ranges, so it makes it affordable for anyone.
March is almost over… but it is always a right time to shop for aquamarine jewelry :). These are my favorite items that we sell on our website: