Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. Named after a beautiful Latin phrase, "water of the sea", the gemstone is found in a number of shades of sea water which range from blue to aqua green. It is mostly found in lighter shades with darker shades being exceptions. Quite affordable when the color of the stone is light, however the ones that lie in the deeper shades are expensive because of their rarity. In the previous times the green aquamarines were considered more valuable, however today the deeper shades of blue are the more expensive version.
In the modern world, lighter tones of aquamarine are also favoured for jewelry making, as these not only coordinate well with most metals but also equally compliments all the skin tones.
Aquamarine jewelry makes a perfect gift for the ones celebrating their 19th wedding anniversary.
Although this stone is found at various parts of the world like Afghanistan, Madagascar, United States, India, Nigeria etc, but the best variety of same come from Brazil, where also the largest ever Aquamarine weighing more than 100kgs was found in 1910.
Aquamarine is a durable stone which doesn't need much maintenance. Also since its very easy to cut, its one of the most popular gemstones amongst jewelry designers, who love to experiment with gemstones cut in various shapes.
They are best known for their calming properties and as its color, it is soothing for those dealing with anxiety and restlessness. It encourages clear thinking & self expression by stabilizing any stress or fear. These properties not only make aquamarine a great stone for meditation but also helps in providing a sound sleep to the ones dealing with sleep disorders. This stone is also known for its healing properties specially for the eyes.