Aquamarine: The Marriage of Ocean and Sky
Aquamarine, a translucent blue gemstone whose name originates from the Italian word for seawater, embodies the magnificence of the oceans and the grandeur of the skies. Legends refer to aquamarine as the treasure of Atlantis, with the power to keep sailors safe at sea.
To many ancient cultures, dating back to the Middle Ages and beyond, aquamarine was a symbol of happiness, courage and everlasting youth. The blue stone is said to be used by healers to remind their clients of an ocean of love and mercy.
AQUAMARINE: The birthstone of March, harbinger of spring, aquamarine's powers of revelation are legendary. Usually cut as a brilliant or a step cut, and a member of the beryl family, aquamarine can be found in a range of pale blue hues and aqua green colors. More about colored gemstones.
Ross-Simons' Aquamarine Jewelry
Very brittle (7.5-8 Mohs scale) and sensitive to pressure, high temperatures will lead the aquamarine to discolor. Carefully clean your aquamarine jewelry in soapy warm water with a soft cloth. Do not use a home ultrasonic machine to clean aquamarine. Take care to protect aquamarine jewelry from sharp blows and scratches. In addition, aquamarine will fade if it is left in the sun, so remember to leave it away from window sills.