Aquamarine is a blue-green gemstone that has an absolutely stunning look. It’s extremely popular as a piece of jewelry and is worn all across the world. But aquamarine is actually more than just a pretty thing to look at.
Here are five things you didn’t know about aquamarine:
1) Aquamarine is the birthstone of March.
Aquamarine is the birthstone of March and associated with the sign of Pisces. Many people choose to give aquamarine jewelry as a gift to someone born in this month. Some believe this stone will inspire renewal and bring the wearer courage, hope, and health.
Aquamarine jewelry makes a great “something blue” for weddings. Some couples choose to celebrate their anniversary with gifts of tanzanite jewelry, which is another blue gemstone.
Photo: Raw Aquamarine Necklace available in Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Fill is perfect for a March birthday necklace or as a "something blue" gift for a bride-to-be.
2) Aquamarine is a blue-green variety of beryl.
The blue-green color of aquamarine is caused by the presence of iron in the gemstone. This can give it a range of different shades, from light blue to greenish-blue.
Beryl is a mineral family that includes emerald and morganite. Aquamarine is the most common variety of beryl, but it can also come in a range of different colors, including pink, yellow, and white.
3) The finest quality aquamarine comes from Brazil
While you can find aquamarine across the globe, the finest quality aquamarine comes from Brazil. This is because the gemstone forms in large crystals there and is less likely to have flaws. The aquamarine used in our Raw Birthstone Necklaces is sourced from Brazil, so you know you’re getting the best quality.
Aquamarine can also be found in other parts of the world, including Africa, Australia, and the United States. However, these stones are not as highly prized as the Brazilian aquamarine.
The color of aquamarine can also vary depending on where it is found. Stones from Africa, for example, tend to be darker than those from Brazil.
Photo: A customized birthstone necklace makes an amazing gift for any mother, grandmother, or special someone. This one features high quality aquamarine from Brazil and you can customize your own here.
4) Aquamarine has been used as a gemstone for centuries
Aquamarine is a very popular gemstone and has been used for centuries. For example, aquamarine was famously a prized possession of Julia, daughter of Titus; the Roman Emperor. Her aquamarine had her portrait carved directly into the stone and is an incredible site that you can find today in France’s National Museum in Paris.
5) It is still very popular today
Aquamarine is still a very popular gemstone today. It is often used in jewelry, especially raw gemstone and birthstone jewelry. And it’s not just popular in stores, aquamarine has been a staple of royalty! Both princess Diana and Meghan Markle have sported an aquamarine ring that was valued at over $80,000!
To her wedding, Meghan Markle wore the aquamarine ring Diana bought herself after her divorce with Charles went through. Kate got Diana’s sapphire engagement ring.— Elena Nicolaou ✨ (@elenawonders) November 15, 2020
and thus their fates were sealed #thecrown pic.twitter.com/c01rLIGrnv
Aquamarine is a beautiful gemstone that is prized around the world. As the gemstone of March, it's blue color is associated with water, spring rain, and the Pisces star sign. While it does look wonderful on it’s own, as a piece of jewelry it is absolutely sublime and provides a real sense of depth to an outfit. Hopefully now you have a better appreciation for the beautiful gem that is aquamarine!