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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

Aquamarine is the blue variety of beryl (green beryl is emerald, pink beryl is morganite). Aquamarines come in a range of colors including dark blue, sky blue, blue-green, and blueish-grey. Today, the most desirable colors are sky blue and dark blue; however, in the 19th century the preferred color was sea green. The best gem quality aquamarines are found in Brazil. Most aquamarine gems have been heat treated to enhance the color.

AQUAMARINE: MEANING & ANCIENT LORE

  • Aquamarine is derived from Latin aqua marina meaning “sea water”.
  • The largest aquamarine ever was found in Brazil weighing 243 pounds! It was cut into smaller gemstones yielding over 200,000 Carats in total.
  • Historically, sailors would take an aquamarine stone on long voyages to protect against accidents and seasickness.
  • The Dom Pedro Aquamarine, the world’s largest cut aquamarine, is displayed in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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CARE & CLEANING OF YOUR AQUAMARINE JEWELRY

Aquamarine is rated a 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This makes aquamarine suitable for every day wear. While we always recommend professional cleaning, aquamarine jewelry may be safely cleaned at home with warm soapy water and a soft brush. Click here for our step-by-step guide to cleaning jewelry at home. SOURCE: GIA (The Gemological Institute of America was established in 1931 and protects the public through gemological research, education, impartial gem identification and grading services, and instrument development).

14 Karat White Gold Pear-Shaped Aquamarine Drop Earrings

$879.00

14 Karat White Gold Pear-Shaped Aquamarine Drop Earrings

Elevate your style with a nice splash of blue! Wear these pear-shaped aquamarine drop earrings alone, or pair it with our other Handmade Aqua Pieces!

This Vardy’s exclusive features:

  • 14 karat white gold
  • 2=1.76Tw pear-shaped aquamarines
  IN STOCK: (1) 14 karat white gold When calling or emailing about this item, please refer to #210-01319
If you wish to find more information on Aquamarines, please see https://www.vardys.com/march-birthstone-aquamarine/ or https://www.gia.edu/aquamarine
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14 Karat White Gold Princess Cut Aquamarine Fashion Ring

$1,695.00

14 Karat White Gold Princess Cut Aquamarine Fashion Ring

Capture the color of the sea with this ultra-modern statement ring! Set in 14 karat white gold and accented with diamonds, this beautiful aquamarine ring exudes craftsmanship. Wear this princess cut aquamarine ring alone, or pair it with its matching pendant - Emerald-Cut Aquamarine Pendant. 

This Vardy’s exclusive features:

  • 14 karat white gold
  • One 3.30Ct princess-cut aquamarine
  • 0.42Tw round diamonds
  IN STOCK: (1) 14 karat white gold When calling or emailing about this item, please refer to #200-01096
If you wish to find more information on Aquamarines, please see https://www.vardys.com/march-birthstone-aquamarine/ or https://www.gia.edu/aquamarine
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14 Karat Yellow Gold Aquamarine Bypass Ring

$1,895.00

14 Karat Yellow Gold Aquamarine Bypass Ring

Capture the color of the sea with this ultra-modern statement ring. Wear this gold aquamarine bypass ring alone, or pair it with our other Handmade Aqua Pieces!

This Vardy’s exclusive features:

  • 14 karat yellow gold
  • 2=2.80Tw tapered baguette aquamarines
  OUT OF STOCK Please call to pre-order When calling or emailing about this item, please refer to #200-01111
If you wish to find more information on Aquamarines, please see https://www.vardys.com/march-birthstone-aquamarine/ or https://www.gia.edu/aquamarine
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