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March Birthstone: Aquamarine


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The birthstone for the month of March is Aquamarine. It can vary in hue from blue to greenish blue. It’s name comes from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “water,” and marina, meaning “of the sea.” It was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe.

Aquamarine is the green-blue to blue variety of the mineral beryl. Emerald is the well known green variety of beryl.

The largest gem quality Aquamarine crystal ever found weighs a whopping 244 pounds! It is nineteen inches tall and fifteen inches in diameter. 

Stop by and see our beautiful selection of Aquamarines. This stone goes great with any outfit and is a perfect addition to anyone’s jewelry collection. Plus, lore also says that Aquamarines help to “enhance the happiness of marriages.” Can’t hurt, right?

 Source: GIA

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