Aquamarine: The Birthstone for March
March is the end of the winter months can be very busy for a lot of people. It is a time for them to start the new year and new season. March is the time were we don’t have to deal winter again. Then there are celebrations like St Patty’s and for many Easter Sunday. One thing about March is its distinctive birthstone called aquamarine.
It adds a new look to an engagement ring, beautiful pendant center stone, or accent to an earring or bracelet. The aquamarine is loved for its beauty and naturally inclusion free structure.
All About aquamarine
The crystalline mineral structure of aquamarine helps to add beauty and durability to the stone. With clarity and less natural inclusions than most gemstones, it has mineral species of beryl which is responsible for its clear structure that aids its feature. Pure Beryl however is clear, but the addition of other minerals to add the colored hues. In its finest form, aquamarine is a classic baby blue that we are all familiar with. It can also be found in pink and greenish hues as well.
In the Jewelry industry circles, it is a known fact that with aquamarines, the darker the hue, the prettier the stone, the more expensive the gem. This means that the darker the hue, the richer and deeper is the blue gemstones and consequently more expensive. The gemstone is hard and tough like most March born and with a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs scale, it is hard enough to be used for pendants. The birthstone is usually cut in oval or emerald cut to improve on clarity and color.
It is very durable which is an advantage to daily wear and tear, as well as maintenance it needs. In fact, if there is any gem that needs low maintenance, this is the one. All it needs to care for it is ultrasound cleaning and a steam bath when there are few to no inclusions. Otherwise a simple warm water bath and scrubbing with a light bristled toothbrush can be used. You can add some mild soap to boost the cleaning and remove dust or grime.
Why Aquamarine is March’s Birthstone
Aquamarine represents a few special things- purity of spirit, soul or unity. Just like those whose birthdays are in March or have Pisces as their Zodiac sign, it also represents water or sea hence the name. Aquamarine is known to glean and glitter even in poor lighting and thus perfect for an evening out in a restaurant downtown.
This stone is a crisp, light durable and bright. This is a full representation of the month of March. With the beginning of spring and the ‘wet’ weather, its blue water hue fits the season well. Along with the stones durability and an end to the winter, those that make it into March as just as durable.
Celebrate March with the rich blue hue of aquamarine. You can get a jewelry featuring this birthstone stone for a friend, family or even lover celebrating their birthday in March.
Is Aquamarine good for engagement rings?
Firstly: the cost. Just like any precious stone, the price of an engagement ring depending on the metal setting you select the weight and quality of the stone. Low-quality, poorly-colored aquamarines costs only $80 per carat, excellent blue gemstones are available for $250-$500 per carat, One nice factor about aquamarines is they occur naturally in large sizes, therefore the per-carat cost of the stone doesn't increase once you begin searching at aquamarines bigger than the usual carat, unlike a number of other gemstones.
Once you have made the decision around the color and color quality of aquamarine, Its 4C will be in your consideration. As pointed out, you won't pay a per-carat premium for any bigger aquamarine, so you're liberated to choose as large a stone as you'd like as under your budget and enormous aquamarines could be particularly breathtaking. Since this is an obvious gem, there's pointless to stay for under a watch-obvious jewel (unless of course you intend for their services as small gemstones set around a bigger one, or a less-important bit of jewellery just like a bead necklace). Finally, its cut, and as this is an essential attribute associated with a aquamarine engagement ring we'll discuss it in a little more detail.
Here, check out our favorites in a range of cut and settings:
bezel set aquamarine ring $298
Twisted Infinity Aquamarine Engagement Rings cushion cut $585
Claws Prong Oval Aquamarine Engagement Ring $699
7mm Round Aquamarine Bridal Set $799
Double diamond band Aquamarine ring $745
Vintage Floral Aquamarine ring $729
full eternity Art Deco Aquamarine ring $490
Heart Shape Aquamarine ring $375
Emerald Cut Aquamarine ring $528
6x9mm Pear shaped Aquamarine ring $495
6x12mm Marquise Cut Aquamarine Engagement Ring $689
Ttrillion Cut Aquamarine Engagement Ring $485
Aquamarine halo engagement ring $395
Three stone aquamarine engagement rings $380
Cushion basket Aquamarine engagement ring $565