March Birthstone: Aquamarine

The birthstone for March is the Aquamarine gemstone. The name comes from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “Water” and “Marinus”, meaning “the sea”, which translates to “water of the sea”. It was said that this gemstone helped calm waves and kept the sailors safe at sea. The premier source of aquamarine gemstones having dark blue shades to lighter ones comes from Madagascar.

The aquamarine consists of the mineral Beryl, the same as an Emerald. However, when Beryl becomes in contact with other minerals, it gives them a different tone of color and making the gemstone truly unique. When the mineral Beryl forms in the presence of Iron, it turns the Beryl into a blue and green hue that composes the well-known Aquamarine tone. While chromium and vanadium turn beryl into an intense green during formation that makes up the famous birthstone of May, the Emerald.

One can appreciate the blue hues of the sea through the aquamarine and making the perfect gift for someone who’s birthday is in the month of March. If you are still debating on what to get, Express Pawn has your back and we can help you find the perfect aquamarine for that special someone.

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