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Can you feel that little bit of warmth beginning to course through the harsh winter wind? Yes, that’s the weather starting to thaw out and welcome spring. Therefore it is only fitting that aquamarine is the birthstone for March babies. They’re right on the cusp of spring and deserve a birthstone which represents that fact.
What’s in a Name
Aquamarine’s name doesn’t get more straightforward than it already is. It’s name is Latin for aqua (water) and marina (the sea) which goes hand in hand with it’s beautiful blue color. It’s as if it permanently harnessed the power and beauty of the sea in an amazing little stone.
Go the the Source
If Brazil is your home, then you’re in luck. Not only is the country overflowing with emeralds but it’s also the world’s largest supplier of aquamarine. Or maybe, you’re a globe trotter. In that case, then get your passport ready because you’re heading to Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, Nigeria and Mozambique.
Bigger is Better
Those who love big gems should definitely add aquamarine to their jewelry box. The stone grows to be of significant size and weight which enables it to be an ideal stone for cutting larger carat stones. It’s easy to think that a larger stone will make it more prone to chipping; we agree. However, aquamarine ranks a durable 7.5 – 8 on the Mohs scale. So, enjoy this stone in any setting you desire, it will go the distance.
Aquamarine is a great reminder that spring is on the way. The tranquil blue hues of the sea is calling us and is right on the other side of the last remnants of this winter weather.
By PS Staff