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Let's Talk Aquamarine

Let's Talk Aquamarine

March babies are lucky as they have one of the most beautiful birthstones, the aquamarine. Aquamarine is a color variety of the mineral beryl and can be found on most continents. These gems are blue or slightly greenish-blue, and the finest specimens are clear “as water” and transparent. Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater. Ancient Romans believed that aquamarine would protect against any dangers while traveling at sea, and that it provided energy and cured laziness. Fun Facts:  The largest gem-quality aquamarine crystal ever mined was 19 inches long, found in Brazil in 1910.  The largest cut aquamarine...

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Moonstone: Tales and Trivia about June’s Birthstone

Moonstone: Tales and Trivia about June’s Birthstone

Read myths, tales, and trivia about Moonstone. As June's birthstone, gem looks beautiful set in sterling silver and gold, and has been used in jewelry for millennia.  What could be more beautiful than the light of the moon, captured in a gemstone?

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