MARCH BIRTHSTONE: AQUAMARINE
Classified as a semi-precious gem, this mesmerizing gem is the light blue to blue variety of the beryl mineral. This sea blue gemstone shares some properties with its cousin emerald. Aquamarine jewelry is a great gift for your loved ones who were born in March. Our customer support receives a lot of question about aquamarines, so we wanted to compile these frequently asked questions about aquamarine.
Where does the name of aquamarine come from?
The name aquamarine was derived from the Latin word "aqua marina" which means seawater. It is thought that the gemstone was named as such due to its sea blue color.
Is aquamarine a durable gemstone?
Just like its cousin emerald, aquamarine has a hardness rating of 8 on the Mohs hardness scale, which makes it a rather durable gemstone. It will not get scratched easily. While we still do recommend taking your aquamarine jewelry off while engaging in physical activities.
Which metal best suits aquamarine?
White Gold, Silver, and Platinum will accompany your aquamarine gem perfectly. Rose and Yellow Gold may also look great if you'd like to create a contrast look. Aquamarine is a gemstone preferred in Rings, Earrings, Bracelets, and Necklaces. Nowadays, Aquamarine on White Gold is on high demand.
What are the differences between Blue Topaz and Aquamarine?
Due to its iron content, aquamarine is a slightly magnetic gemstone. Aside from the differences in their chemical structures, blue topaz tends to have a deeper blue hue. However, aquamarine tends to have a lighter sea blue color.