All You Need to Know About Aquamarine
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March since 1912, represents the 19th wedding anniversary, and represents the zodiac sign Pisece. Aquamarine is a gemstone with colors ranging from a tinted clear blue, to a sky-blue color. Heat treatment can be used to make the stone more vibrant. The name “aquamarine” stems from the Latin term “aqua marina”, which translates to “water of the sea”.
The Sailors’ Gemstone
It’s not just Aquamarines name which links it to the sea, but was a popular gemstone amongst sailors. When leaving on long voyages, sailors would take with them an aquamarine stone to protect them from seasickness and any unexpected accidents.
Aquamarine, the Best Gemstone for Everyday Wear
Aquamarine is durable for everyday wear with a MOHs hardness scale rating of 7.5-8. Thankfully, Aquamarine ranks high, making it suitable for everyday wear. However, the surface of these gemstones can be marked over time, especially if they come into contact with a sapphire or diamond. Aquamarine is from the Beryl family of gemstones. This group also includes Morganite, Goshenite, Yellow Beryl and Emerald. Cleaning an aquamarine is done with warm soapy water. Keeping it away from extreme heat is a must, because it can damage the stone.
In 1910 the largest aquamarine was discovered in Brazil weighing 244 pounds! Although aquamarine is known to protect sailors, it is also known as “mermaid treasure”, and helps to release anxiety. Aquamarine is believed to relax the senses, make you think clearly, and is often used in meditation. Aquamarine is one of the most beautiful, popular, and versatile gemstones on the market. Aquamarines are also trending as engagement center stones in beautiful setting with rose gold, or white gold settings.
At Joseph’s Jewelry, we carry numerous elegant Aquamarine jewelry pieces catering to every budget, and desired style. We are here to help residents in Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie to find your perfect jewelry piece, complete a jewelry set, or make a custom jewelry design as unique as you are! We will also repair and restore your jewelry pieces and watches whether or not they were purchased through us. Come in anytime to check out our unique diamond rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, and Citizen Eco Drive watches in stock for a celebration, last-minute gift, or spontaneous surprise.