The birthstone for the month of March is aquamarine. Aquamarine is a serene gemstone with cooling and soft colour tones, ranging from greenish-blue to blue-green. These two colours together really brightens up the wardrobe and are a great pairing for spring and summer styles. Aquamarine is mainly mined in Brazil; however it can also be found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia as well as the Karakoram Mountains in Pakistan. With them being readily-available, especially in large sizes, aquamarine is an affordable gemstone.
The name “aquamarine” comes from the Latin word aqua which means water, sea and marina. This name was given to aquamarine because of the colour of the gemstone. It is also believed that this stone protected sailors and ensured them a safe voyage while they were out at sea.
With its soft yet subtle colouring, aquamarine is a desired gemstone to have in the jewellery box. With springs warm pastel colours and summers bold prints and colours, aquamarine is suitable to match styles in both season’s wardrobes. Aquamarine is most commonly found in rings, pendants and earrings. This gemstone would also look stunning in an engagement ring; whether it is in a halo setting or a three stone setting, the diamonds would really compliment the soft green and blue colouring of the aquamarine. The colouring of this gemstone will also look exquisite in either white or yellow gold, depending on your preference.
If you are curious about this gemstone, born in the month of March or know someone with this birthstone and would like to surprise them with this gemstones beauty then come on in to Jeff Walters Jewellers. We will work with you to design that perfect piece of aquamarine jewellery.
Next month is April, the month of diamonds. Stay tuned to learn why diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend!
The birthstone for the month of February is the amethyst. Amethyst is a gorgeous semi-precious gemstone that ranges in colour tones, from violet to pale red-violet. The amethyst was a rare gemstone at one time when quantities were scarce. This made the amethyst almost as valuable as a diamond. However, in the 19th century abundance in quantities of this gemstone were discovered in areas, such as Brazil, which in turn decreased the price of the amethyst, making it a very affordable gemstone.
Amethyst was and still is a stone of royalty. Its regal deep purple colour has been a favourite among royalty for many years and has been displayed in countless pieces of jewellery. Amethyst was even used in the British Crown Jewels.
Today, amethysts are used in multiple pieces of jewellery. They are also commonly used as pieces of art work as its raw structure and formation is always unique. As a jewellery item itself, amethyst is used most commonly in pendants, earrings, and family rings. As well, for many, using amethysts in their engagement ring is a desired preference. The deep purple colour of the amethyst looks great when set in either white or yellow gold.
So, if you or a loved one is born in the month of February, or you simply enjoy the beauty of the gemstone, come in to Jeff Walters Jewellers to find that perfect piece of amethyst jewellery. If you can’t find what you are looking for don’t worry, we will design and make it for you.
Next month is March! Stay tuned to learn about the birthstone aquamarine.