March Birthstone - Aquamarine
The History and Meaning of March’s Birthstone.
March is here! Happy birthday to all of the March babies! The March birthstone is aquamarine, a beautiful blue stone. This gemstone makes a perfect gift for those who want to remember or celebrate a special date in March. Take a look at the March birthstone meaning and history behind this beautiful gem!
The origin of Aquamarines The name of Aquamarine is traced back to the 1700s during the Georgian era. Aquamarine comes from the phrase, “water of the sea.” These gemstones come in a green-blue variety of the mineral beryl. Emeralds also come from the same mineral. Aquamarines range in colour from pale blues to dark blue-greens. It is believed that the more translucent blue, the more attractive the gemstone is considered to be. The aquamarine is mined in Brazil, Africa, Asia and Colorado. Majority of all aquamarine gemstones come from Brazil. One cool fact is that Colorado’s state gemstone is the Aquamarine. Even though people tend to confuse aquamarines and blue topaz for each other, one is more valuable than the other. Aquamarines are much more valuable because of their rarity. Blue topaz is created by colouring a colourless topaz through heat.
March birthstone meaning
There is a legend that aquamarines provide mental clarity, good health, eternal youth and happiness. Back in the day, it was considered to be “the sailor’s stone” because it was believed to protect those at sea from disasters.
Aquamarine stones have a score of seven and half to eight on the Mohs scale. This grade makes this gemstone durable as long as it is treated with care. Light exposure is fine, but it is advised to avoid heat exposure. It could damage the stone. As for cleaning aquamarines, the experts suggest you use warm soapy water.
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