Named after seawater Aquamarine gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly greenish-blue hues as cool as ocean water is fresh and fancy
Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. March’s birthstone was also thought to enhance the happiness of marriages.
Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone. Jewelry designers the world over love it for its fine blue shades which can complement almost any skin or eye color. The ocean water hues are a staple in high-end designer jewelry. The cool blues of this noble gem are making big waves in the jewelry world. Whether it is fashioned as a clear, transparent gem in the classical step cut, or creatively cut in a more modern design, Aquamarines are always fascinatingly beautiful.
Queen’s Aquamarine (see it here) - The center aquamarine in Queen Elizabeth’s aquamarine tiara was a coronation gift from the President and the people of Brazil in 1953.
Dom Pedro (see it here and learn all about it) - The 10,395-ct. Dom Pedro aquamarine obelisk by gem sculptor Bernd Munsteiner at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is the world's largest cut aquamarine. The Dom Pedro aquamarine, the largest one ever found, is been donated to the Smithsonian and is going on display near the Hope Diamond.
Roosevelt Aquamarine ( see it here and read all about it) - Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1,847-carat aquamarine was a 1935 gift from the Brazilian government. Courtesy of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.
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