March Celebrates Aquamarine

This gemstone is named “aquamarine” , derived from the Latin word for seawater. The aquamarine has a deep blue color which reminds us of the sea and watercolors ranging from pale blue to blue-green or teal. Some gemstones are heated to high temperatures to enhance the color and/or clarity of a stone. Aquamarines are no exception. They are often heat-treated to change a blue-green or teal colored stone to a pure blue, a permanent color change. To the untrained eye, blue aquamarine is sometimes mistaken for Blue Topaz.
It is a relatively easy stone to cut and is often found in standard shapes. Gem cutters experiment with new and unique forms. The aquamarine is rated as 7.5 to 8 on the hardness scale. aquamarine-2017 It is a very durable stone to wear. The green aquamarine used to be sought after. Today, popularity for the aquamarine has shifted to the blue shade for this shimmering gem.

Caring for your Aquamarine
The best way to clean your aquamarine gem is with mild liquid soap and warm tepid water using a soft bristled tooth-brush. Rinse well to avoid any residual soap. Avoid enzyme cleaners and detergents It is also not advisable to clean aquamarine in an ultrasonic tank. soapy-water Avoid sudden temperature changes. The reason you would clean your gems is to clean up the build up of dust, oils and hand creams. Washing your hands with mild soap while wearing your rings helps. Take your rings off in the shower or heavy cleaning or gardening.
COMPLIMENTARY CLEANING: Take your jewellery to a professional jeweller once a year. Diamonds and all other gems needs to be checked by a professional jeweller at least once a year. Lorne Park Jewellers provides complimentary cleaning and inspection of your jewellery. He or she will look through the prongs and mountings. It important to inspect your jewellery to ensure the settings are not going to spring out unnoticed and disappear. When checked regularly, you can feel confident that the diamond is firmly in its settings.
vanig4At Lorne Park Jewellers, our quality gem stones have all been professionally graded. LPJ has an on-site Certified Gemologist (Vanig). Your diamond or any stone is of the highest quality at Lorne Park Jewellers.
A personal invitation from Vanig.
Lorne Park Jewellery Store, 1107 Lorne Park Road, Mississauga,ON, Canada.
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