The Birthstone Guide:
Lucky March babies have this wistful pale blue birthstone named after "sea water". Part of the same gemstone family as the Emerald, Aquamarine usually ranges between light blue and blue green in color.
Sailors belived that the gemstone brought them protection while others believed the gem made the warer an amiable foe. (GIA, 2019)
Image Souce: Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images; PA
The Duchess of Sussex and Princess Diana wearing Aquamarine
The most noted sighting of aquamarine in the last year comes from Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, who wore Princess Diana's giant aquamarine ring to her wedding reception celebrating her marriage to England's Prince Harry.
The gemstone is most commonly mined in Brazil, Pakistan, Africa, and Colorado but can be found all over the world. The largest faceted stone is on display at the Smithsonian and is called the Don Pedro Aquamarine, weighing in at 10,363 carats which translates to around 4.6 pound.
Engagement rings have had aquamarine accents for some time but most recently, the new trend in aquamarine jewelry is pairing the gemstone with a rose gold setting
So Happy Birthday March! May your pale blue birthstone bring in the blue skies of Spring!
GIA.(2019).March Birthstone. GIA.com. Retrieved from https://www.gia.edu/birthstones/march-birthstones#
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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:58:11 PM America/Chicago