Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Aquamarine Gem Stones

The birth stone for March is Aquamarine.  Aquamarine is part of the beryl family and is a very pretty colour, it ranges from  a bluey green to a rich blue and it scores well on the Mohs hardness scale with a score of 7.5 to 8, diamonds score 10.  It usually has very few flaws in the stone and is a reasonably priced item to buy, whether in smaller stones for eternity rings, pendants or earrings or larger stones in an engagement ring.

The preferred colour is considered to be the rich blue and will cost more than the bluey green coloured stones.  The best way to check the quality of the stone is to hold it up to the light and turn it, you should find that the light strikes the stone as you turn it and it should also be highly reflective.

It is an ideal colour if you have had a boy for your eternity ring, it also looks very pretty in a pair of stud earrings or a pendant or ring to match a summer blue dress.

It has also been credited with the following properties in the past:-
A good luck charm for sailors.
A symbol of happiness and ever lasting  youth.
If you wear an Aquamarine you will be able to conquer all wickedness. If you place it under your pillow you will have pleasant dreams.

Let me know if any of the above work for you!!