BIRTHSTONE OF THE MONTH

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

 

Cara Pfeiffer, Store Manager, Designer, Diamond Buyer

5 April 2017

Enhance the Happiness of Marriage

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.

Aquamarine Identifiers

It is the green-blue to blue variety of the mineral beryl. (Emerald is the green to bluish green variety of the same mineral.) Its color is usually a light pastel greenish blue. Heat treatment usually gives it a more bluish appearance. Aquamarine crystals are known to be large in size and relatively clean and well-formed, making them particularly valuable to collectors of mineral specimens.

March's birthstone: aquamarine

Aquamarine is  usually a light pastel greenish 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.