Aquamarine is March's birthstone and is a beautiful, medium priced, light blue or blue-green stone. It sparkles and shines so wonderfully that is it often made into an aquamarine engagement ring. Though this gemstone is wonderful in any setting, we found that aquamarine rings, aquamarine pendants and aquamarine earrings are the most popular aquamarine jewelry.
Aquamarine Information
The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words "aqua marina" which means "sea water" reflecting the color of the crystals. A transparent, pale green variety of beryl is often used as a gemstone.
The beautiful Aquamarine is semi-precious, a light greenish blue to a vibrant blue variety of the species beryl, which makes it a relative of the Emerald. Aquamarine gemstones are available to you a choice of two qualities of faceted aquamarines. In both qualities the gemstones is eye clean with good cuts. AA quality consists of light to medium tone stones and our AAA quality has a medium to medium dark tone.
Aquamarine is sturdier, and larger carat weights can be found because when it is mined the crystals can be kept in relatively big pieces. Aquamarines can be found in several places on the globe, from Colorado in the United States to Brazil and several African countries. One well-formed crystal found in Brazil in 1920 weighed 243 pounds. It was 19 by 16 inches, greenish on the outside, blue on the inside, and so transparent that objects were clearly visible through its length.
The British Museum of Natural History has a flawless aquamarine of 879 carats, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History has a fine 638-carat stone.
Tips On Choosing Aquamarine Jewelry
Aquamarine is very durable and well suited for jewelry. It is not as costly as these gems, and may be easier to find. In aquamarine jewelry, the darker the stone is the more valuable it is. Some women inentionally buy the lighter versions of aquamarine as it is an great substitute for diamonds in jewelry such as: engagement rings and solitaire stud earrings. The ease of cutting the rough stone makes it highly desirable for jewelry designers. Many prefer the 'white' metals white gold, platinum and sterling silver as being more complimentary with the stone's color.
Aquamarine Folklore
This is the stone to help you be in touch with your spiritual being. This stone is used in deep meditations. Aquamarine is said to have a soothing influence on married couples. Aquamarine also protects against the wiles of the devil. In ancient times, the stone was said to aid seafarers; thus it is an excellent gift suggestion for sailors or one who takes frequent cruises. A dream of aquamarine means that you will meet new friends. Aquamarine is associated with the thymus gland. It is very soothing worn as a necklace. It will help reduce fluid retention. It has been used to calm the nerves.

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