Wednesday, February 24, 2010

March Birthstone, Aquamarine (1)

Aquamarine, the March birthstone, is a talisman for sailors, and was carried aboard most early sailing vessels voyaging into uncharted waters. In lighter and mid saturation colors it is relatively inexpensive and an excellent gem for use in rings. Aquamarine can easily be confused with blue topaz, a less expensive stone. Aqua is found worldwide, with North American deposits in Colorado >and California, as well as several other states.