The first day of March always gets me excited for spring. Not only warmer temperatures, spring colors, and spring dresses but also the gorgeous March birthstone, Aquamarine!
This color is such a breath of fresh air after getting through the dull winter months. I love aqua in fashion, home décor, and of course jewelry! This color is stunning and complimentary on many skin tones and can be seen all over the red carpet.
Aquamarine - The Color of The Sea
Aquamarine as a gemstone ranges from pale blue to deep blue and the deeper the color of blue the steeper the price tag. It is also a very durable stone and the largest supply comes from Brazil. Aquamarine has a very unique color that leaves quite an impression. It is a crystal that is known of the gemstone of the sea and it does have that refreshing, cooling element and honestly makes me think of mermaids.
The aquamarine is a semi-precious gem is a member of the beryl family, which includes emerald and morganite. Aquamarine gemstones are graded using the same system as for diamonds – by color, cut, clarity, and carat weight.
Rated 7.8 on the Mohs hardness scale, aquamarine is soft enough to accommodate a wide variety of gemstone cutting styles and shapes. Lapidaries continue to experiment to find new ways of enhancing this gem.
This beautiful gem is believed, even now, to be a powerful meditation tool. It is supposed to lead the meditator to his or her core spirituality. The Romans believed that aquamarines could cure medical problems with the liver, stomach, and throat.
Healers used it to reduce fluid retention and to calm the nerves.
In the Middle Ages, this gemstone was used to reduce anxiety and the toxicity of poisons.
The beautiful range of colors, sizes, and ability to dazzle, as well as its mystical qualities, have made the aquamarine a favorite among gems for over two thousand years.
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