Shades of Aquamarine

Out of the mines of Brazil come the most desirable and beautiful deep ocean blue aquamarine gemstones. The oldest mines are in Madagascar, but legend says that aquamarine tumbled from the treasure chest of mermaids. Enchanting story and seems to fit the image of the mystic blue gemstone. You can pretend to be a mermaid princess in your aquamarine bracelet if you want

Born in March? Aquamarine ring birthstone jewelry should be on your wish list. In 1912, aquamarine was named the official birthstone of March by the American National Association of Jewelers. Not born in March? Well, it is also the gemstone commemorating the 19th wedding anniversary. According to lore, aquamarine is supposed to make a marriage happy and wealthy. Even if you don’t need the luck, it can’t hurt to hint around for an aquamarine and diamond ring.

Aquamarine is related to the emerald, but it is more durable because it doesn’t have all the inclusions common in the emerald. It ranks an 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness and resists chipping and cracking. However, don’t put your aquamarine bracelet in an ultrasonic cleaner. Simply soak it in warm soapy water and wipe down with a soft cloth. That’s all you have to do to bring out the shine gemstone.

Whether you like the pale pastel blues, green-tinted blues or the most valuable deep ocean blue, aquamarine fits every style and personality.

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