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Aquamarine: The Versatile and Stunning Gemstone for March Birthdays

Updated: Jun 1, 2023

Aquamarine is the beautiful blue-green gemstone that is the birthstone for the month of March. This gemstone is known for its calming energy and is said to promote peace, tranquillity, and harmony in the wearer. In this blog post, we will explore the esoteric aspects of aquamarine, its characteristics as a gemstone used in jewellery, its range of hues, where it is mined, and how it should be looked after.

Cushion cut Aquamarine Ring
Aquamarine Cushion Cut Set in 18K White gold & Diamond Halo

Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family of minerals, which also includes emerald and morganite. It is known for its beautiful blue-green colour, which is caused by the presence of iron in the crystal structure. Aquamarine is often associated with the element of water and is said to have a soothing and cooling effect on the emotions. It is also believed to enhance communication and self-expression, making it a popular choice for writers, artists, and musicians.

In jewellery, aquamarine is a popular choice for its beauty and durability. Its hardness, which measures 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, makes it a suitable choice for use in rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Its range of hues varies from pale blue to deep blue-green, with some stones exhibiting a greenish-yellow tint. Aquamarine is often cut into traditional shapes such as rounds, ovals, and cushions, as well as more modern cuts such as emerald and trillion shapes.

Aquamarine is primarily mined in Brazil, Madagascar, Zambia, Nigeria, and Mozambique, but it can also be found in other locations around the world. Brazil is the largest producer of aquamarine, with the state of Minas Gerais being a major source of the gemstone.

To care for your aquamarine jewellery, it is recommended to avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures, harsh chemicals, or ultrasonic cleaners. Clean your aquamarine jewellery with warm, soapy water and a soft brush, and dry it thoroughly with a soft cloth. Store it separately from other jewellery to avoid scratches and damage.

Aquamarine is a beautiful and versatile gemstone that is associated with calmness, communication, and self-expression. Its range of hues and durability make it a popular choice for jewellery, and its esoteric properties make it a meaningful choice for those who believe in the power of gemstones. With proper care, your aquamarine jewellery will continue to shine for years to come.

I pride myself on offering my clients a truly unique and personalised experience. That's why I source my aquamarine in the rough directly from artisanal miners in Mozambique and Nigeria. By doing so, I can ensure that my clients receive a true mine-to-end-user journey, with full transparency and traceability.

Aquamarine Rough and Pear shape cut in house.
Aquamarine Rough and Pear Cut in House

I cut and polish the rough aquamarine "in-house", which allows me to offer my clients a wide range of sizes, shapes, and hues. This means that I can create bespoke pieces of aquamarine jewellery that are truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you're looking for a classic round-cut aquamarine or a more modern emerald-cut, I can work with you to create a piece that is perfect for your unique style and personality.

What's more, because I source my aquamarine directly from the miners and cut and polish it in-house, I can offer my clients wholesale-equivalent pricing. This means that my clients can enjoy high-quality aquamarine at a price point that is unbeatable by most other jewellers.

At my business, I believe that every piece of jewellery should be as unique as the person wearing it.

Cushion cut 52 ct Aquamarine
A huge 52 ct vivid deep blue Aquamarine cut in house from a 300 ct rough gem.

That's why I offer a completely personalised service that is tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a simple aquamarine pendant or an elaborate aquamarine ring, I can work with you to create a piece that is truly one-of-a-kind. With my expertise in sourcing, cutting, and polishing aquamarine, I'm confident that I can create a piece of jewellery that you'll treasure for years to come.

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