Monday, March 26, 2012

Stone of the month - Aquamarine

Uncut Aquamarine

This month's birthstone is Aquamarine, from Latin meaning 'water of the sea'. It is so named because of it's sea water colour.  It's pale blue colouring is a result of the Iron content, and is a variety of  Beryl.  Aquamarine deposits are mainly found in Brazil and Russia, with the largest aquamarine found in Marambaia, Brazil, in 1910, weighing over 110 kg!

Rings by Barry Clarke featuring handcut Aquamarine, sterling silver and 18ct gold.

BC973 - Grooved Band

BC964 - Flat Band