Is Aquamarine a good natural stone for handmade jewelry?
Aquamarine has been used in jewelry since at least 500 BC! Its beautiful color has been sought after for centuries, making it one of the world's most popular blue gemstones. Given the belief that Aquamarine brings happiness to marriage, Aquamarine jewelry has been given as wedding and anniversary gifts long before becoming the official 19th anniversary gemstone.
Aquamarine looks beautiful in Sterling Silver earrings and necklaces. The color of Sterling Silver beautifully accents the stone's natural pastel blue. You can't go wrong with a pair of Aquamarine earrings or an Aquamarine necklace!
What is the meaning of Aquamarine stone jewelry?
Natural Aquamarine has been used for centuries in jewelry and talismans. It's said to give you courage and peace - and has been used by sailors since ancient times to protect themselves at sea. Aquamarine is also said to bring happiness to marriage.
Is Aquamarine a birthstone?
Yes! Aquamarine is March’s birthstone. If you are looking for a gift for someone born in March, Aquamarine jewelry will have special meaning for them. It’s March’s gemstone, so you can also gift Aquamarine Jewelry for any special occasion in March! With its beautiful soft blues, Aquamarine jewelry is also perfect for brides on their wedding day.
What color is Aquamarine stone jewelry - blue or green?
Aquamarine varies in color from a very light to a darker blue and from lighter blue-green to dark teal-blue. It is not a purely green stone. The depth and hue of an Aquamarine's color are due to the level and type of iron found in the stone. Ferrous iron gives Aquamarine its blue color, while ferric iron adds a slightly green hue. My Aquamarine stones are shades of blue, not blue-green or teal.
Is Aquamarine a clear stone?
Aquamarine can be clear, translucent and opaque. My natural Aquamarine stones are mostly opaque. Some of my stones have small translucent crystalline sections that give the stones added depth. Translucent and opaque Aquamarine is also called "Milky Aquamarine."
What Is Milky Aquamarine? Is Milky Aquamarine a real Aquamarine gemstone?
Milky Aquamarine is Aquamarine that is not 100% clear. It is translucent, opaque, or clear with inclusions - but yes, it is real Aquamarine. Milky Aquamarine is beautiful! Each gemstone has varying translucent and opaque qualities that give the stones a depth you don't find with transparent Aquamarine gemstones. My Aquamarine stones could be called Milky Aquamarine because I don't use transparent stones. I love the depth of character my stones have from their variations!
Do you sell Aquamarine earrings, necklaces or bracelets?
I have a Collection of handmade natural Aquamarine stone earrings and necklaces for women. Aquamarine necklaces and earrings are beautiful with soft blue colors. They add a feeling of both Spring and Winter to your outfits. Choose a pair of earrings with a necklace for the perfect Aquamarine jewelry set!
Is Aquamarine jewelry good for everyday wear?
Yes! Aquamarine is a fairly hard stone and is safe to wear every day. As usual for all jewelry, you should not wear Aquamarine jewelry in the shower or at the beach/pool. You should also avoid getting chemicals such as hairspray, sunscreen and lotions on your Aquamarine stone jewelry. If needed, clean your Aquamarine stone jewelry with warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly before storing. For more information about caring for your Aquamarine jewelry, refer to my article - Cleaning And Care Of Your Handmade Artisan Jewelry.