The birthstone for March, Aquamarine, Latin for ‘water of the sea’, is so called because of its beautiful blue tones that conjure images of tropical bays. A member of the Beryl family, of which Emerald and Morganite are also a part, Aquamarine owes its colour to traces of Iron. Deep bright blues are most sought after, but aquamarine looks beautiful in paler shades also.
Step cuts, such as emerald cut, and brilliant faceted long oval or cushion shapes are popular and show of this gem in all its glory, or for an earthier feel more included crystals may be cut en cabochon or as beads. Major deposits are from Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique and India. Aquamarine is also found in Australia.
We love working with beautiful coloured gems, call into our Hutt street boutique to see our range of Aquamarine jewellery today, or log on to www.kipwilckens.com.au.
We can source any size, shape or cut of Aquamarine from our large network of global merchants, and design and make your perfect piece of Aquamarine jewellery in house, in collaboration with you.
The photo below, courtesy GIA.edu, shows a natural Aquamarine crystal, and from left to right an oval cut, a pear shape, a cushion cut and an emerald cut Aquamarine. For further reading, the GIA website is a wealth of informative information on not only Aquamarine, but all gems.