March Birthstone Infographic Aquamarine Jewelry
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. It is named after the Latin phrase "water of the sea." It was used by sailors as a defense against the dangers at sea. Aquamarine is also known as "the poor man's diamond" .
Facts & Figures:
Aquamarine is the birthstone for the Zodiac signs of Pisces and Aries. It is the traditional wedding gift for a 19th anniversary. Aquamarine symbolizes faithfulness, courage and friendship. Much of the world's supply of aquamarine comes from Brazil.
Aquamarine reduces stress and quiets the mind. It provides support to those overwhelmed by responsibility. Aquamarine sharpens intellect and clears confusion. It also boosts the immune system and alleviates overreactions.
Aquamarine ranges from pale blue to deep blue and blue green. The deeper the blue, the more prized the gemstone is.
7.5-8 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Aquamarine is a hard, durable gem with a flawless appearance. Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl family.
Jewelry Care & Handling:
Aquamarine jewelry complements almost any skin or eye color. To clean your aquamarine jewelry, use warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Put on after your makeup, hairspray and perfume. Avoid high temperatures. Store separate from other gems to avoid scratches.