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March 4, 2016

March Birthstone Spotlight: The Tranquil Aquamarine

By Robin Skibicki There are two birthstones that represent the month of March: aquamarine and bloodstone. Both are beautiful and unique gems, but aquamarine is currently the most popular of jewelry designers and wearers. The aquamarine gemstone is a member of the beryl family—same as the emerald—and its colors can range in tones from colorless pale blue, to blue green or teal. The larger the stone, the more intense the color. The most valuable gemstones come from Brazil, but is also mined in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique. This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, guaranteeing a safe voyage

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