Friday, 2 May 2014

Do You Know Your Birthstone?

Within the Gregorian calendar, different precious stones have been attributed to each month of the year - known as Birthstones. These beautiful stones have, throughout history, been attributed various qualities such as warmth, hope, health and prosperity but to name a few.

Now for those of you born in the month of March, the Aquamarine is the traditional birthstone for you.

Aquamarine, a part of the beryl family, is beautiful in colour, ranging from rich blues to green hues. Aquamarine is said to be a symbol of happiness and everlasting youth, as well as faithfulness, understanding and love.

Aquamarine is also very hardwearing, scoring highly on the Mohs hardness scalewith a score of 7.5 – 8. Diamonds score 10 on this scale, so Aquamarine is not far behind the hardest stone in existence. 

This also means that the stone usually has very few flaws and is hardwearing, whilst also being a reasonably priced precious stone. The stone can be used in all types of jewellery ranging from small stones for eternity rings, pendants or earrings, or within large stones in an eye-catching engagement ring.

Aquamarine has also traditionally been credited with the following properties:

  • As a good luck charm for sailors
  • Any person who wears Aquamarine will be able to conquer all wickedness
  • Any person who sleeps with an Aquamarine stone underneath their pillow, will have pleasant dreams
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If you want a handmade quality birthstone item of jewellery for yourself, or for someone special, please don't hesitate to contact our experienced designers and manufacturers to talk through your requirements. We can create bespoke, unique jewellery to suit you!