Summit Jewelers wants to celebrate your March birthday with you!
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. The best gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly greenish-blue hues. Like many beryls, aquamarine forms large crystals suitable for sizable fashioned gems and carvings.
Aquamarine is the green-blue to blue variety of the mineral beryl. (Emerald is the green to bluish green variety of the same mineral.) Its color is usually a light pastel greenish blue.
Aquamarine is not only the birthstone for March, but the gem is also given as a present on the 19th wedding anniversary.
As for famous ones, in 1936 the government of Brazil gave First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt a dark blue rectangular step cut aquamarine that weighed 1,298 carats. It was the larger of two stones faceted from a piece of aquamarine rough that itself weighed an impressive 2.9 pounds. It is now housed at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York.
A celebrated attraction at the Smithsonian Institution is the 10,363-cts (about 4.6 pounds) Dom Pedro Aquamarine – believed to be the largest faceted aquamarine in the world. The approximately 14 inch (36 centimeter) high obelisk was fashioned by acclaimed German lapidary Berndt Munsteiner using the fantasy-cut technique.
JUST SOME OF OUR AQUAMARINE CREATATIONS…
Daylight Savings is heading our way and we are offering some savings to you!
Stop by the shop today and get yourself a slice of aquamarines. This unique-cut of the natural gemstone gives you a statement piece that everyone will adore. All of our aquamarine slices are 40% off. We also have a parcel of many slices for you to chose from to create something of your own.
Luck be on your side with up to 50% on all green jewelry!
Let us help you clean out your broken jewelry or pieces that you just don’t wear anymore. We will sort and make an offer while you wait. You can use that credit towards a new sparkle or we will write you a check payment.
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