Aquamarine has a soothing effect on just married couples, assisting them in working out their differences and insuring a long and happy marriage. Aquamarine is said to reawaken love in long-married couples and signify the making of new friends. It also provides courage and strengthens the will. Aquamarine protects against the wiles of the devil. Others say that the Aquamarine is an excellent stone for meditation as well.
Aquamarine is comfortable in the most casual setting as well as in the most elegant way. Small aquamarine stones may be set alone in dainty settings, with or without diamond accent whereas larger aquamarines nestle comfortably in the company of diamonds of many sizes. Aquamarine is one of the few gemstones that look beautiful with both white and yellow gold and platinum. Yellow gold adds a warm touch to the piece of jewellery; white gold or platinum accentuates the coolness of the gem's colour.
Aquamarines are set in women and children's jewellery of all kinds. They are cut in a variety of shapes and sizes for use in rings, earrings, pendants, pins and bracelets. Aquamarine needs to be cleaned often to keep its luminous sparkle. A thorough, soft brush scrubbing with a commercial jewellery cleaner or liquid detergent and water is sufficient if done after every three or four wearing.
Aquamarine along with bloodstone is birthstones of Pisces or fish. The time ranges from February 19 to March 20.
Aquamarine is the anniversary gemstone for the 16th and 19th year of marriage.
Proper care should be taken to protect aquamarine from scratches and sharp blows. Aquamarine jewellery should be kept in dark place. It often becomes paler if left out in the sun. Aquamarine gemstones should be cleaned in ultrasonic jewellery cleaner or with warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush.
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