It’s almost Spring! March is nearing so we’re taking the opportunity this week to celebrate March’s birthstone, the beautiful Aquamarine. Aquamarine’s name is derived from the Latin aqua marina meaning “sea water”. Other than its name, the beautiful gemstone has many links to the ocean, one being the belief that it's used to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea!
Rating a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, Aquamarine is the perfect hardness to use in everyday jewellery. The highest quality gemstones show a high clarity with slight transparency and a bright blue colour with a touch of green. Aquamarine is mined all over the world, some of the main countries it can be found in are Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia and Pakistan.
It’s believed the Ancient Romans and Greeks relied on Aquamarine to protect their sailors and ships from storms and difficult conditions. The gemstone has been named the “Sailor’s Stone”, with men bringing it onto their ships and sometimes putting it under their pillows for a good nights sleep.
Beyond being protection for sailors, Aquamarine is known for being associated with tranquility, serenity, clarity and harmony. Crystal healers believe it invokes courage and helps people get over their fears.
Aside from all the useful attributes that are associated with Aquamarine, it’s also a gorgeous gemstone! Read on to browse some of our Aquamarine jewellery.
Stud Earrings add an extra sparkle to an outfit but are still a simple accessory. These beautiful earrings feature a stunning natural round cut Aquamarines set in solid Sterling Silver.
This ring from our Arctic Collection shows a beautiful square cut Aquamarine set in 9ct White Gold. We used a simple design in order to allow the natural gemstone to shine in all its glory.
Our bespoke service gives clients the opportunity to be a part of each step in the jewellery creation process. This ring is an example of a unique one off design for a client! It features a stunning Aquamarine stone with Diamond baguette side stones and Diamond brilliant cut stones on the band.
Here are some videos of beautiful Aquamarine:
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