Aquamarine

 

Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March and gifted for 19th wedding anniversaries. Its seawater colour has given this gem stone its name which is derived from the Latin word for seawater.

 
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BIRTHSTONE: MARCH

ANNIVERSARY: 19TH

COLOURS: GREEN / BLUE

MINERAL: BERYL

HARDNESS: 7.5-8.0 MOHRS, DURABLE

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More ABOUT AQUAMARINE…

Nowadays aquamarines are considered as precious gem stones (although technically they are ‘semi-precious’) and revered by many.

We aim to provide you with the brightest and most valuable shade of pale blue. Too pale and you start to loose the blue hues, it’s nice to have some depth to the colour.

 
 
 
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YOUR CARE GUIDE

Warm soapy water is always a safe cleaning method for aquamarine. Cleaning by ultrasonic and steam cleaners is usually safe unless the stone has liquid inclusions or fractures.

The most common cut for an aquamarine is the emerald type, followed by oval or pear shaped cuts. It is a relatively easy stone to cut and is often found in innovative shapes, as cutters experiment with new forms. It rates a 7.5 to 8.0 on the hardness scale, making it quite a durable stone to wear. 


 

We generally hold a small selection of coloured gem stones in stock, but often arrange for our gemstone specialists to provide a more for you to look at. We will discuss any particular shapes, cuts, sizes, colours and budgets that you are after so we show you stones that are going to be right for you. Sometimes this is a staged process so don’t worry if you’re not sure at the moment.

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