We are back in Aquamarine territory, yes, March has this graceful blue as it’s birthstone. I’m not sure I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t love aqua and it works well for the bride to be looking for that ‘something blue.’ A good aquamarine is a beautiful thing, the colour can range from a sea-watery green to a sky blue, both examples can be equally stunning but the sky blue is traditionally more popular. Aquamarine takes its name from the Latin meaning sea water and the gem was said to protect sailors and all those at sea.
Aquamarine’s bed-pal of choice has to be diamond, the pure white of diamond highlights this fabulous coloured-gem, turning it from cool blue to startlingly ice-cold.
Aquamarine is part of the Beryl family of gems (Silicate of Aluminium & beryllium) and it is coloured by Iron. Brazil is the most significant miner of aquamarine, but other localities include Nigeria, Madagascar, Mozambique, Afghanistan & Pakistan.
Aquamarine is the associated gift for 19th wedding anniversary’s and was traditionally thought to bring happiness to a marriage – from my experience however, good-quality jewellery does tend to do that!