Aquamarine is this months birthstone. We love the aquamarine stone especially the gorgeous estate ring we have in the store! (Pictured below)
“Gem quality aquamarine occurrences are known in numerous locations. Brazil has been a major source since the beginning of the 19th century. Pakistan produces large amounts of aquamarine along with other beryl varieties. African countries, especially Mozambique, Nigeria, Zambia and Madagascar are also significant producers. China is known for small, commercial quality material in mass amounts for the world market.”
Aquamarine stone is part of the beryl group. The beryl group of gemstones is most famous for chromium-rich green emerald. Aquamarine and Emerald happen to belong to the same family of stones but they are quite different.
Aquamarine stones are often heated to change the blue-green natural color to a pure blue.
“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.”