JEWELRY EDUCATION > GLOSSARY > Aquamarine
The birthstone for March, aquamarine is a clean and bright gem renowned for its ability to shine even in low light conditions. Generally transparent and greenish blue in varying hues, aquamarine is a member of the beryl family of gems along with emerald. Aquamarine is frequently found as large crystals, sometimes even weighing hundreds of carats! In addition, aquamarine has a vitreous quality that is not found in emeralds and many other gemstones. The gems are typically very clean and inclusions are often difficult to find.