This Month’s Birthstone

March - Aquamarine

Aquamarine (from the Latin: Aqua marina “water of the sea”) is a pale blue gemstone from the Beryl family whose most famous member is Emerald. There are aquamarine deposits in all continents but the most important ones are in Brazil and Russia. Whilst aquamarine is pale blue it is the darker, stronger shades that are the most highly prized. The largest aquamarine of cuttable quality was found in Brazil in 1910 and weighed 110.5kg!!!  Larger finds have been made but they were opaque and grey and not suitable for jewellery.

When cut and polished aquamarine takes on a very high shine and looks wonderful in jewellery, when set on its own, or with other stones such as Diamonds.  At Parrys we have a great selection of Aquamarine jewellery – come and have a look….