Last Updated on 03/03/2024 by DR.Travor

8 Things to Know About Aquamarine

March’s Birthstone

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  1. Marchs Birthstone

Aquamarine is the birthstone of March, it is also a talisman for sailors, a gemstone that connects with the sea. Many sailors will wear aquamarine to hope that the ship will sail safely.

  1. Meaning of Aquamarine

The name “aquamarine” is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “water,” and marina, meaning “of the sea.” According to legend, aquamarine is a gemstone in which the essence of seawater species is condensed together, and it originated from the depths of the seabed. So navigators pray with it.

  1. Properties of aquamarine

Aquamarine is a color in the beryl gemstone family, usually a pale greenish blue with a hint of it.

  1. The ancient legend of aquamarine

Aquamarine is also called “the stone of love”. In ancient Greek mythology, Roland, the wind god, fell in love with a mortal woman. Due to the obstruction of the God Realm, Roland, the wind god, was forced to give up his life for love. Immediately against the current, he begged Venus to seal its soul with aquamarine. In this way, aquamarine entrusts people’s desire for love and happy marriage.

  1. History of Aquamarine

In Russia in the 19th century, Duke Paul insisted on marrying a divorced woman despite the objections of the Tsarist couple, and finally offended the royal family and was exiled. During his exile in France, the Duke fulfilled his wish to be with his lover and customized an aquamarine crown and necklace for his wife. Perhaps it is really because of the aquamarine that sealed the “spirit of the wind god” and “good wishes”, God blessed the couple. In the end, the tsar spared the dukes and allowed them to set foot on their home soil again.

  1. Origin of aquamarine

Aquamarine crystals are mined in the following countries: Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Myanmar, India, Tanzania, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Among the many species of aquamarine, the Santa Maria aquamarine is known for its extremely blue color without brown (yellow) tinges. The place of origin is the Santa Maria de Itabira mine in Brazil. It has become synonymous with high-quality aquamarine because of its magnificent and vivid color.

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  1. Composition of Aquamarine

There are three methods of synthesizing beryl: chemical vapor deposition, flux method, and hydrothermal method. Among them, beryls such as red/blue/purple/yellow can be synthesized by hydrothermal method, and the chromogenic ions of the blue series are Fe2+, Fe3+, and Cu2+. This condition is distinct from natural blue beryl. Through comparative experiments, it is concluded that iron is a natural aquamarine blue mineral.

  1. Care of Aquamarine

As ‘Marchs Birthstone’- Aquamarine should not be exposed to extremely high temperatures, not exposed to acid, and alkali, and not rubbed with hard objects or violently impacted to cause cracks.Aquamarine can be cleaned in hot soapy water.

The above are the 8 characteristics of aquamarine that Normaltan Jewelry shared with you, hoping to help you learn more about this beautiful gemstone.