Unicorn Jewelry & Watch Boutique has a wonderful selection of aquamarine this year. Be it for a March birthstone gift for yourself or another, a symbol of young love, or as a gift presented by a new husband to his wife the morning after their wedding night, a jewelry item created with aquamarine is a very economical choice for an addition to anyone’s jewelry collection.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. The seawater color of the stone has given Aquamarine its name, derived from the Latin word for seawater. In the 19th century, sea green varieties of the stone were the most popular, but today, the more blue the aquamarine, the more valuable the stone.
Roman legend believed that aquamarine enhances the power of young love: “When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.” Aquamarine is considered an enchantingly romantic morning gift to give to a bride by her groom following the consummation of their marriage.
The Greeks and the Romans considered aquamarine as a sailor’s gem, ensuring the safe and prosperous passage across stormy seas. In Medieval times, the stone was thought to reawaken and energize the love of married couples.
For those who put off coming in to Unicorn Jewelry to select a gift of jewelry for a loved one, legend also has it that aquamarine is used to inspire and motivate people for whom procrastination is an affliction! It is also believed that one who wears aquamarine has a better ability to think clearly and make quick decisions.
Aquamarine refers to beryl that is pale blue, light blue-green, or even light green. It is usually clear, but iron content gives it its blue/green color. The green of aquamarine is a watery green without traces of yellow. In the past, most aquamarine stones were green. Today, however, the most valued aquamarine stones are a rich, sky blue, but even the blue stones have a green or bluish green tint to them. Viewing a selection of aquamarines is like seeing the many colors of oceans, lakes, rivers, or other bodies of water. Most aquamarines have been heat treated to enhance their color.
The most common cut for an aquamarine is the emerald shape. Unicorn Jewelry carries a wide selection of large aquamarine stones, ranging from several carats to more than ten carats. We have aquamarine available for most budgets, which makes this great stone available to just about everyone.
Caring for your Aquamarine Jewelry
The best way to clean your aquamarine jewelry is to bring it in to Unicorn Jewelry for a complete, professional cleaning. Otherwise you can clean your aquamarine with plain, warm soapy water (using mild liquid soap) and a very soft brush. Once you have washed the stone, rinse it off well with water. Always use warm water instead of hot water. Avoid chemical cleaners and detergents. It is also not advisable to clean aquamarine in an ultrasonic tank. While wearing your aquamarine, try to avoid sudden temperature changes, steam, and contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfumes or household cleaners.
If your birth month is in March, Unicorn Jewelry offers a 10% discount on your aquamarine jewelry purchase. Come in and take a look at our extensive selection of aquamarine and other colored gemstones and related jewelry.