Aquamarine has always had an unbreakable tie with the ocean and its name comes from the Latin ‘Aqua Marina’ meaning sea-water. As it bears the different shades of a calm sea, simply gazing at this gemstone evokes a feeling of tranquillity and hope. Legends describe it as the mermaid's stone, bringing luck to sailors and protecting them from the perils of ocean travel.
Aquamarine is a relative of the Emerald as they both are part of the Beryl family of gemstones. and used to be known by the name “sea-green beryl”. This gemstone is majorly found in Brazil, India, Southern and Western parts of Africa and is considered moderately rare. The most sought-after aquamarines are often referred to as Santa Maria, about a specific mine in Brazil that produced rich green or blue-colored stone.
Besides its connection as the March birthstone, aquamarine makes a significant gemstone associated with a 19th wedding Anniversary. If you are looking for a statement pendant, aquamarine never fails. Update your personal style with an exceptional Aquamarine pendant - a piece that will complete any look. Emanating a calming light-blue color, its soft hues and simplicity make it a perfect match for almost any outfit choice.
Solitaire Aquamarine pendant or an Aquamarine and Diamond halo pendants in gold is an impressive, head-turning piece. Aquamarine gemstones can be cut into a number of shapes, including round and ovals or emerald shapes. A cluster pendant unites the glassy sea-inspired blue tones of the aquamarine with the fire and brilliance of the classic diamond to become an ultimate showstopper.
Tips for buying Aquamarine pendant - Varying in blue color, from clear blue to slightly greenish blue hues, each aquamarine is completely unique making it such a special gift or treat to yourself. Aquamarine complements greatly with diamonds as well as with all the three tones of the precious metal gold. The Aquamarine has a beautiful glass-like luster and the stone’s color and clarity have a great impact on the quality of the stone. Gem experts prefer Aquamarines with even color.
Special Properties – Aquamarine, the dazzlingly blue birthstone that has one of the most unique hues amongst precious stones and is a symbol of youthfulness, good health, and hope. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing and inspires trust and the ability to let go. Traditionally it was thought to enhance the happiness of marriages and spiritually it was seen as a protective stone.
Styling ideas – Be it for a subtle dash of luxury, or to accentuate your minimalist style, or to stand out on that very special night, treat yourself to an Aquamarine pendant. Choose one standout pendant with intricate designs for a statement look or accompany this piece with smaller, more simple designs for a well-balanced look. The best part is that Aquamarines suit every skin tone without exception.
How to take care – Aquamarine is 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale, which means that it has a high level of toughness, and this generally protects it from scratches. The best way to clean an aquamarine stone is to wash it in warm, soapy water. Most aquamarines are safe to have cleaned with steam or ultrasonic cleaners, the only exception is if they are fracture-filled.
From large statement solitaire pieces to playful clusters and tantalizing trilogies, you can find an Aquamarine jewelry piece that speaks to you. You can discover our collection of Aquamarine jewelry at Chordia to add style to your jewelry collection with the unique and alluring stone and be ready to rock every day!