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This exquisite precious gemstone is a popular stone to use in fine jewellery, as well as an alternative engagement ring. The Aquamarine beauty lies in its exquisite blue hue, which will create a statement with any outfit. We’re confident we can craft you the perfect custom aquamarine ring or fine jewellery piece at Waldemar Jewellers Sydney.
As a symbol of marriage, an aquamarine ring reflects union, trust, tranquillity, fidelity, and harmony. The name of this gemstone comes from the Latin word for “sea water” a term easy to understand just by looking at it. A special ring of the gods, reflecting that its wearer has been a peaceful calm during a stormy sea. When someone gives an aquamarine ring as a gift, it symbolises that they are expecting a commitment based on pure love. Aquamarine colours range from pastel to greenish blue, they also have a high level of clarity and can still be found in larger sizes. Making them possible to cut into many shapes and designs.Book a Consultation See our range
Aquamarine gemstones are a popular choice for pendant necklaces. They can still be found in bigger sizes so can create a beautiful statement piece. Aquamarine is part of the same family as emeralds and morganites. They are scale 7.5-8 on the hardness scale, which means they are durable and perfect for daily wear.
Aquamarine and diamonds complement each other beautifully are a classic combination when creating a custom earring design. Aquamarine is the birthstone of March and the 19th wedding anniversary stone, so aquamarine earrings make a wonderful gift for these occasions.
The history of aquamarines is as diverse as each civilisation that has existed for over 3,000 years. In most cases, aquamarine amulets, which ranged from carved idols to pendants with rough gemstones, were used as a shield against disease, bad energy, and spirits.
The Roman fisherman called the gemstone “Water of the sea” and used it as protection, for safe travel by boat, and luck for catching fish. Over the years aquamarine jewellery or “the gem of the mermaids” as it was also known, was given as a symbol of love to those who set sail. To protect them on their way.
The Sumerians, Egyptians, Hebrews, and Greeks all admired aquamarine gemstones. Beads were discovered with Egyptian mummies. And it was believed that the high priest of the second temple wore aquamarine stones engraved with the six tribes of Israel. Eventually, aquamarine became a beautiful candidate as a central gemstone in engagement rings, evoking tranquillity. It was recognised as a symbol of abundance, discernment, transparency, and pure love.
Aquamarine semi-precious gemstone is a mineral that ranges in colour from a pale blue-green to a deep blue. Its colour is due to the presence of iron in the crystal lattice. The stone is relatively hard, with a rating of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. It has the appearance of being almost a glass like with a lustre and is transparent to translucent.
Aquamarine is often found in Brazil, but it can also be found in other parts of the world, such as Madagascar, Zambia, Nigeria, and Pakistan. The largest aquamarine ever found was discovered in Brazil in 1910 and weighed over 243 pounds.
At Waldemar Jewellers, our proficiency in determining the quality of jewels and gemstones is one of the reasons we have earned the reputation of being Sydney’s best jeweller. When assessing the quality of aquamarine gemstone, we follow the four C’s; cut, colour, clarity and carat weight.
Cut: Aquamarine has a natural existing beauty, they can be cut into almost any shape. Because of its transparency, aquamarine looks beautiful when shaped into cuts that have wide, open facets such as Emerald, Asscher or Cushion cuts.
Colour: The shades of aquamarine often bring to mind the colours of the sea, they are well known for their varying light blue hues. They can also become visually uneven in colour, making them appear darker or lighter depending on the angle at which they are viewed.
Clarity: Most faceted aquamarines are free of eye-visible inclusion. In general, aquamarine has an excellent clarity and transparency. This results in a more durable and stable stone.
Carat Weight & Size: Aquamarine is available in larger sizes, many fine gems of 25 carats or greater are readily available
Aquamarine has its own unique stunning beauty. They have long been a popular choice for gemstone fine jewellery. Because of their uniqueness, not only celebrities wanted to show them off on the red carpet, Royalty also love this gemstone. For example, the sparkling tiara that was worn by Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan Markle’s aquamarine dress ring from Prince Harry.
Here at Waldemar jewellery, you can create your own unique aquamarine pieces with us.Book a Consultation See our range
Aquamarine has a long and unique history behind them, they are often associate with serenity, universal harmony and believed to bring happiness to a new marriage. Sailors also believed that aquamarine could shield them from strong winds and big storms. Aquamarine gemstones stunning light blue colour looks beautiful in every shape, they also comes down to your own personal preference. Explore our selections of aquamarine rings, necklaces and earrings.
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