Birthstone of the Month - Aquamarine
With their gorgeous, clear, transparent blue color and incredible shine, it is no wonder that Aquamarines, the birthstone of March, are a favorite stone even when they are not your birthstone. Derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and mare or marina, meaning the sea, they were believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. While others believed that their serene color cooled the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded.
Aquamarine is a relatively hard stone, 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, making it very tough and resistant to scratches. Valued by their depth of color, which is caused by iron in the stone, they range from an extremely pale blue to a strong sea-blue, the more intense the color, the more valuable. Weighing over 110 kg, the largest Aquamarine of gemstone quality was found in Marambaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1910. The largest cut Aquamarine is the Dom Pedro. Weighing 26 kg and cut in 1992, this stunning, faceted gemstone can be viewed at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.
Aquamarines are primarily mined in Brazil, but they are also found in Columbia, Zambia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Malawi and Kenya. They can also be found within the United States, in central Colorado and Wyoming.
Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers carries a wide range of Aquamarine jewelry both online and in our store. From stunning rings and bracelets to sparkling earrings and pendants, we have something for everyone in a price range for every budget. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Philippa Roberts Jewelry's signature look is simple, organic shapes combined with beautifully cut gemstones. Her love of the ocean plays a large role in the selection of clean, blue and green stones in many of her pieces. Philippa’s creativity stems from the nature around her, yet she also incorporates a feeling of the urban, with lines and patterns that imitate architecture and design seen around the city. Philippa creates all the original pieces by carving in wax or fabricating in metal. Her selection of new stones for each season defines how her collections will come to life.
From the opening of our family store in 1896, four generations of fathers and sons have built our family business and proudly helped generations of families and loyal customers find the perfect gift to mark life's special occasions. Now, all of that knowledge, commitment and stunning selection is available right here.
John Weeks, is the fourth generation owner of Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers and is a registered jeweler with the American Gem Society. The AGS is one of the jewelry industry’s most prestigious organizations. John also has his Diamond Degree from the Gemological Institute of America. In addition, Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, and a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.