Aquamarine Birthstone for March

 

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and as the Name suggests the colour of the stone conjures up images of the Sea and the great blue ocean. In fact, the name Aquamarine is Latin for ‘Sea water’.

Stones may vary from shades of a light almost transparent blue to a rich bright deep blue (most expensive) and also available in a greenish blue hue which is also rarer and therefor more expensive.

Due to the way the Aquamarine crystal is formed the stone itself is most suited to being cut in the style of ‘Emerald Cut’ and although many shapes may be cut from the crystal such a round, oval, pear and cushion cut the Emerald cut is by far the most popular. Aquamarine is a popular choice for those seeking a coloured stone ring

 

aquamarine birthstone for march

Aquamarine Crystal

 

aquamarine birthstone for March

Polished or Cut Aquamarine

 

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful Gem has been used in Jewellery for thousands of years. Romans and Greeks drew from its alleged mystical powers as protector to Seafarers and also as a symbol of health, youth, hope and fidelity and happiness.

Many believe it is the perfect wedding anniversary gift as it is thought to have a soothing influence on married couples and is a symbol of Love.

Areas of the world where Aquamarine is found is Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Zambia but he largest producers of Aquamarine in the world are the Brazilian and Colombia mines.

The great news is that the Aquamarine is relatively inexpensive when compared to diamonds, but buyers should always ask the question of the Jeweler if the stone is treated or untreated. Untreated bright deep blue Aquamarine is the most sought after and thus more expensive.

aquamarine birthstone for march

rough aquamarine crystal

 

At Loyes Diamonds we are specialists in acquiring coloured precious stones for our clients. We can the place these precious stones into any piece of Jewellery of your choosing. The most popular precious stones we work with are Sapphire (Blue and yellow), Emerald, Ruby, Opal, Tourmaline, Paraiba Tourmaline.

If you have a idea of a ring or a piece of Jewellery or even a photography of something you have seen online, contact us to discuss what you would like to create. Our experts will guide you through the process in helping you achieve your dream piece of Jewellery.