Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and is blue to greenish blue in color and is classified as beryl. Aquamarine has a hardness of 7 ½ to 8 and the word aquamarine comes from the Latin for sea water. Aquamarines can be easily worn in rings, pendants and earrings.
Did You Know: In 1910, a 243 pound Aquamarine crystal was found in Brazil.
Derived from the Latin word aquamarines, meaning seawater, aquamarine is known as the gem of the sea. It was believed to keep sailors safe and guard against storms as well as bring hope, health, harmony and happiness. March’s birthstone, aquamarine is also the recognized gift for the 18th wedding anniversary, believed to reawaken love, kindle friendships and elevate the spirit. Gem of youthful outlook, aquamarine glints the fresh young-at-heart qualities of those who wear it.
Sister to emerald and a member of the beryl family, aquamarine is known for its range of serene, oceanic shades from pastel to medium light blue-green or light green to a deep blue. Even aquamarine’s blues have a green tinge. The color of aquamarine can be quite intense in larger sizes, while it is often less vivid in smaller ones. Differences in shade and depth of color have an effect on its value. A gem that is a deep blue and void of internal birthmarks is considered most valuable.
Aquamarine is routinely heated to remove yellow components. To clean aquamarines use warm soapy water and a soft brush. Mechanical cleaners are generally safe. Avoid contact with harsh chemicals. Ask your jeweler for details regarding special enhancements and care.
At John Wallick Jewelers, in Sun City, Arizona, near Phoenix, AZ have exquisite aquamarine earrings. Our aquamarines are absolutely beautiful, 8mm round brilliant cut, set in 14kt white gold and these have fabulous color and sparkle.
John Wallick Jewelers, in Sun City, Arizona, near Phoenix, AZ, has beautiful aquamarine rings, aquamarine earrings and aquamarine pendants in all price ranges sure to match your budget.
We are located on the northwest corner of 99th Avenue and West Bell Road, just 5 minutes west of Loop 101. Visit us on our website – www.johnwallickjewelers.com, call us at 623-972-1000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org