March Birth Stone - Aquamarine

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Facts About Aquamarine:

AquaAquamarine is light blue, blue-green and dark blue. The color is determined by the amount of iron. Top quality Aquamarine is transparent. It has a hardness of 7.5.

Aquamarine will fade if it is stored in the sun. 

Aquamarine is often heat treated and commonly irradiated.

Aquamarine is mined around the world. It is primarily found in Brazil, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia and USA (Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, and Vermont).

For the 16th and 19th year of marriage, Aquamarine is the anniversary gemstone.

It is traditional to present Aquamarine to new brides to help them be faithful and true.

Aquamarine Mystical Properties & Lore:Ring

Some healers use Aquamarine to remind their clients of an ocean of love and mercy. By doing so, they say it helps ease depression and grief. It also is said to reduce tension and worry. Other healers use aquamarine to aid in clairvoyance.

The term "aquamarine" translates to sea water.

AquamarineAquamarine is said to re-awaken love in long-married couples and signify the making of new friends.

Aquamarine symbolizes happiness and understanding.

Legend states that aquamarine is good for curing hiccups!

Historically, one would wear aquamarine in earrings to bring love and affection. Aquamarine is used as a symbol of beauty, honesty, and loyalty.

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Heather Chavez
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Caldwell, ID
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This is good to know.  I am about to be an auntie to a girl who is going to be born in March.  Although, her mother wanted her to be born in April so that her birthstone would be diamonds.  I told her that a girl doesn't have to be born in April to have diamonds.  That's just my opinion.

Mar 01, 2009 02:15 PM #1
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Libby Cousins
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Wow, I didn't know most of that!  My hubby's birthstone is aquamarine and I keep thinking of it as a really pale blue stone. I didn't realize that it comes in a few different colors. I'll keep that in mind for my family ring!

Mar 01, 2009 03:56 PM #2
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Raine Nordby
Colorado Springs, CO

OMG...my very best friend loves Aqua Marine and you know what her name is?  Lara!

Raine

Mar 01, 2009 03:59 PM #3
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Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
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I have a bracelet with tiny stones of aquamarine!  But I did not know all of the facts!

Mar 01, 2009 04:17 PM #4
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I was born in March and I have never liked the birthstone.  I've never owned anything with it. 

Am I a traitor to my month?

Mar 02, 2009 04:53 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Sandy Shores FL RealtorĀ®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Lara, Things I did not know about Aquamarine. It is absolutely beautiful, isn't it?

Mar 02, 2009 06:17 AM #6
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Tanya Venable
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Lara, great post! I love the color of Aquamarine, not quite blue and not quite green.  It is a beautiful stone. My mom was born in March.

Mar 02, 2009 09:17 AM #7
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Griselda Tealdo-Perez, REALTORĀ®, e-Pro, GRI, TRC
Coldwell Banker Real Estate - Miami Lakes, FL

Lara, aquamarines are beautiful. I wasn't born in March, but I wouldn't mind getting an aquamarine ring as a present! ;-)

Mar 02, 2009 01:58 PM #8
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Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Heather, I agree ... diamonds are a girls best friend! But you can throw in an assortment of gems and we'll be happy.

Libby, I've seen some really deep blue ones that are gorgeous, but most look very pale.

Raine, that is a funny coincidence! Did her name come from the Dr Zhivago movie like mine?

Mar 02, 2009 02:29 PM #9
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Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Jane, I have one too. I love gems in every color and type. I don't discriminate.

Sharon, no it's just not your taste. Diamonds are a good surrogate :-)

Sandy, it is a gorgeous stone. It reminds me of the ocean.

Mar 02, 2009 02:32 PM #10
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Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Tanya, you should get your mom a nice one for her birthday :-)

Griselda, you should email a picture of what you would like to your loved ones. I did that and my husband sent me a picture of a Ferrarri back. He thinks he's so funny!

Mar 02, 2009 02:34 PM #11
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