Aquamarine captures the beauty of
the sea. Neptune, the King of the Sea, gave Aquamarine
as his gift to the mermaids, and from then on, it has
brought love to all who have owned it. Aquamarines are
found in a range of blue shades, from the palest pastel
to greenish-blue to a deep rich blue. Aquamarine
is a pastel gemstone, and while color can be quite intense
in larger gemstones, smaller Aquamarines are often
less vivid. While the choice
of color is largely a matter of taste, the deeper blue
gems are more rare. No matter what size, color or shape
of Aquamarine you may desire, Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers
will be able to help you obtain the perfect gem.
Aquamarines are mined in a number of exotic places including Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan and Mozambique, but most of the gemstones available today come from Brazil. Many Aquamarines are greenish when mined and cut. For those who prefer the pure blue, these stones are heated to enhance their blue color permanently. This elegant colored gemstone is the birthstone of March and is a symbol of youth, hope, health and fidelity.