Aquamarine - The March Birthstone

Posted on August 20th, 2021 04:50 PM

Natural colored gemstone jewels have not only been in the timeless trends but also in the hearts of men as well as women for decades. Aquamarine is one of the such stunning and seamless pieces of gem that has kept its name in the gemstone arena for centuries. Even today, Aquamarine stone jewelry is in the rising trend. Besides the mesmerizing beauty, this beautiful light blue stone is recognized for its amazing healing powers and metaphysical properties. From professional looks to evening party attires, this elegant gem embraces the iconic pieces of jewels that perfectly complement their wearers every time.

       Together with being a symbol of prosperity, Aquamarine is also titled as the birthstone for the month of March. Aquamarine is also known as Beruj Ratan in Hindi. This semi-precious stone comes from the Beryl mineral family. It is a highly transparent natural gemstone that arises in a light blue to greenish-blue color. Those who have seen 19 graceful years in their marriage, can opt to gift Aquamarine stone to their spouse because it is regarded as the gem of the 19th wedding anniversary. Generally, they occur in a color segment of blue to green, but the pure blue hue is most valuable. Let us take a quick tour and get to know the aquamarine gem a little better. 


Aquamarine stone is found in both pegmatites and alluvial deposits. Since earlier times, the state of Minas Gerais in south-east Brazil is measured to be the largest source of Aquamarine gemstone. However, today Africa has emerged as a strong rival of Brazil. Countries such as Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, and Malawi are among the prominent sources of this stone in Africa. Mining activities of this beautiful light blue stone are also located in the regions of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia. 

     Among all the color shades and origins, Santa maria aquamarines are valued as the best and most expensive variety. "Santa Maria", is the name of a color tone, which was given to the stone in honor of Santa Maria de Itabira, which is the place in Brazil where this stone was initially discovered in the 1950s. Santa Maria aquamarine is the rarest species of aquamarine that carries a deeply saturated true blue color. With an excellent hardness level of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, they are the typical shades of aquamarine stone that arise in a darker yet delicate color shade with a higher amount of transparency. 

Alike any other stone, the prices of Aquamarine stone are also determined depending upon the origin, cut, color, clarity, transparency, shape, size, luster, inclusions, and certificate it has. When it comes to price, Aquamarine is one of those few fine gemstones that can be found in large sizes at an affordable price range. 

In the international gemstone market, the price of Beruj stone starts from $20 per carat and goes up to $1000 per carat on the basis of color transparency, origin, and size. The price of Brazilian Aquamarine stones begins at $500 and reaches $800 per carat, sometimes even higher. Where you can find an African Aquamarine in between $50 to $200 per carat segment.


Aquamarine or Beruj Ratna is highly cherished for its amazing healing powers and strong metaphysical properties. One of the best renowned astrological benefits of wearing aquamarine is sound health. It provides you with overall rejuvenated health. Linked with the throat chakra, Aquamarine stone effectively helps to cures throat infections, thyroid issues, and various hormonal disorders. Beruj ring or any other piece of jewelry is also worn to boost self-confidence, good health, and promote leadership qualities in a person. Aquamarine is also used to promotes financial stability and business growth. It not only brings prosperity in professional life but also stabilizes your personal relationships. It strengthens the feeling of affection and mutual understanding in your marital life. 

               Signifying the planet of courage and confidence, the mystical benefits of Aquamarine gems enhance the self-esteem of the person and improves the oratory skills. By working on your leadership power, this powerful stone eventually helps you to make right and wise decisions. Owing to this reason, Natural Beruj stones are considered ideal for law professionals like advocates and magistrates. Besides these professions, it is of great benefit for the individuals working in other professions, especially where mass interaction and authority are involved largely such as PR persons, news reporters, actors, and singers. Being an amulet to ensures a safe & prosperous journey, the Aquamarine stone is used by soldiers, sailors, travelers, and military men as a talisman of good luck and protection. 


In general, Beruj is considered as a substitute for the precious Emerald. Associated with the planet Saturn, aka Lord Shani, Natural Aquamarine Stone is best recommended to people who are born under Aries, Aquarius, and Capricorn sun signs. However, natives of Gemini, Virgo, and Taurus zodiac signs are also among the suitable ascendants of this stone. 

                Meanwhile, since it is March Birthstone, it brings good luck and happiness to the people who are born in the month of March. Nevertheless, whether it is Beruj or Blue Sapphire, one should wear any piece of astrological gem only after consulting an expert astrologer. Since they all are supernatural stones that carry mystical cosmic powers with them, one should visit a learned astrologer along with his or her birth chart before wearing or buying these gems in any form. 


Remarkable durability makes this beautiful and charming gemstone more desired. So if you are also looking for a natural Beruj stone, visit Navratan. At Navratan, the online gem Bazar, you will get the latest collection of trendy real Aquamarine stones. Your search for an impeccable Aquamarine gem or its jewelry according to your needs, choice, and budget, ends here. Being a trusted provider of genuine gemstones, we provide you with the widest variety of 100% natural and authentic gemstones. You will get unheated and untreated gem-lab certified gemstones from leading gemstone testing laboratories like GIA, IGI, AGR, ITLGR, ITLGJ, JBN, and Gubelin on our website at the best prices. Connect now..!

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