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Gemstone Love: Aquamarine

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Birthstone month: March
Color: Varies from pale, watery blue to intense greenish blue
Family: Beryl
Moh's Hardness: 7.5 - 8.0
Transparency: Transparent


Aquamarines range from blue to greenish blue, with intensity ranging from pale, watery colors through more intense blues. Smaller stones, particularly under five carats, typically lean towards the paler end of the spectrum. Larger, deeper stones are more likely to exhibit a more intense blue color.

 

Christine Alaniz Designs emerald cut aquamarine ring in white gold

 

Christine Alaniz Designs emerald cut aquamarine ring in white gold


Just like emeralds, aquamarines come from the beryl family. Aquas often grow in large, eye-clean crystals that are excellent for creating gem-quality gemstones.
Aqua is the traditional birthstone for March, and is also the gemstone for 19th wedding anniversaries.


xo,
Christine


Sources:


Aquamarine Gemstone | Garnet Stone – GIA, www.gia.edu/aquamarine


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