March birthstone - Aquamarine
24th Mar 2016
March's birthstone Aquamarine does not fail to impress with it’s sparkling ocean like colouring and calming properties this gemstone is simply memorising. This transparent crystal is a member of the Beryl family and has some fantastic traits, like many gemstones in the Beryl family aquamarines can form huge crystals making it the perfect gemstone for creating those show stopping jewellery pieces. The name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua standing for water and marine meaning the sea. Aquamarines bluey green hue certainly evokes the colour of sparkling crystalline waters. The natural stone has a very high clarity and transparency and is very hard wearing scoring 7.5 on the MOH hardness scale so perfect for everyday wear. It has been said that aquamarine induces the feeling of calm and makes the wearer unconquerable (yay). [caption id="attachment_139" align="alignnone" width="626"] Great every day outfit embellished with our collection of this months birthstone aquamarine[/caption] Our aquamarine jewellery collection at Browns features this beautiful natural gemstone offset fantastically with bright white diamonds, we have some fabulous aquamarine rings see a few of our favourites below. Let us know what you think of March’s birthstone (We love it!).