Aquamarine – The Jewel of the Sea

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Embodiment of the sea.

The essence of relaxation.

Devine purity of water.

These are just a few of the flattering phrases used to describe the beautiful blue colour of aquamarine, the beloved birthstone for the month of March. It harmonizes well with all precious metals and adds a natural clarity that is exclusive to an aquamarine. It is a relatively easy stone to cut and can therefore be found in many different shapes and sizes.

Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl group which includes other notable stones such as emerald and morganite. These gems are known for their symmetrical crystallization, usually forming into six-sided hexagons, along with their natural hardness. Pure beryl is mostly colourless and relies on inclusions to achieve distinct colouring; the bluish hue of aquamarine is due to an abundance of iron.

Commonly associated with mental acuity, aquamarine is believed to be a stone of great intellectual prowess. The supposed ability of an aquamarine to deem its owner unconquerable has also made it a desired item amongst ancient leaders for centuries.  Today, it is the gemstone of choice with diamond accents in cocktail rings, a centrepiece of engagement rings or a variety of diamond jewellery from pendants to earrings.

Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. For any additional inquiries, please contact us at info@edwardsanddavies.com or 416-698-7880.

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