Aquamarine – March Birthstone

Aquamarine – March Birthstone

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and the gemstone gifted for a 19th wedding anniversary.

It belongs to the mineral family called Beryl – a group of gemstones which also includes emerald and morganite.

Aquamarine comes in a small range of blues – from pale to deep blue and even has hits of green. The gem’s most valuable colour is a dark blue to slightly greenish blue with moderately strong intensity. In general, the purer and more intense the blue colour, the more valuable the stone.

Most cut gems are eye-clean. Large examples are available without visible inclusions. Stones with eye-visible inclusions are usually fashioned into cabochons, beads, or carvings.

Aquamarines can be cut into almost any shape, but cutters often fashion them as emerald cuts or as round or oval brilliants.

It has a hardness of 7.5-8 on the Moh’s hardness scale making it ideal for everyday wear – but care must be taken as it is not as resistant to wear as a diamond.

Aquamarine is found in a number of places around the world from Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Zambia and Mozambique as well as Pakistan and the US.

Looking for your own aquamarine or want to choose from a selection of quality gemstones? Contact us via our website to schedule and appointment or make an enquiry.

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