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March - Pisces and Aries

Symbolising the near perfect clarity and transparency of the ocean, the sheer beauty of aquamarine, with its wonderful colour and fantastic clarity, makes it popular with both the collector and the wearer of fine jewellery. It will come as no surprise that its name was derived from the Latin words for "water of the sea".

Blue, one of the world's most popular colours, is famous for its calming effect, and out of all the blues available none match the serenity found in aquamarine.

Aquamarine, the sparkling birthstone for March.

Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green. The colour is usually more intense in larger stones, and darker blue stones are very valuable. This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil, but it is also found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique.

Like emeralds, this gemstone is a variety of a mineral called beryl. Large gemstones have been found all over the world, including one gemstone found in Brazil that weighed over 240 pounds. Aquamarine grows in large, six-sided crystals that can be up to a foot long. This makes it a great gemstone to be cut and polished in larger carats for bold statement jewelry pieces.

Not only is aquamarine one of the March birthstones, it’s also used to celebrate 19th wedding anniversaries.

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