Aquamarine: The Mesmerizing Gemstone of March Birthdays
Posted on March 18 2023
Aquamarine name is derived from the Latin words "aqua" and "marina," meaning water and sea. As the name suggests, aquamarine is a breathtaking gemstone that resembles the serene blue shades of oceans and water bodies.
Aquamarine gemstones are a popular gemstone choice for those born in March, as it is the birthstone of this month. This gemstone is also associated with various properties, including clarity, calmness, and courage. In addition, aquamarine is believed to have healing powers and promote communication skills.
The color of aquamarine can range from pale blue to deep blue-green, and it is a member of the beryl family along with emerald and morganite. This gemstone is mostly found in Brazil, but it can also be found in other parts of the world like Africa, Australia, and the United States. One of the largest aquamarine gemstones ever found was discovered in Brazil, weighing over 110 kg (243 lbs).
The prettiest aquamarine can be found in Brazil and Madagascar, where they exhibit the most intense and vivid blue hues. The most desired color for aquamarine is the "Santa Maria" blue, which is a deep blue color named after the Santa Maria de Itabira mine in Brazil where it was first discovered.
Aquamarine is a durable gemstone, ranking 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it suitable for daily wear in jewellery. However, it is important to care for aquamarine properly as it can be damaged by high temperatures and harsh chemicals.
To clean your aquamarine jewellery, use warm soapy water and a soft cloth or brush. Avoid using ultrasonic cleaners or steam cleaners as they can damage the gemstone.
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