Aquamarines have a rich colour and have long been a symbol of youth, health, and hope. Their mesmerizing colours range from pale to deep blue and are reminiscent of the sea. A perfect birthstone for March, the aquamarine creates a beautiful accent to spring and summer wardrobes.
Although aquamarine is the true March birthstone, for the sheer love of the look of a blue gemstone, either aquamarine or blue topaz can fit the bill. However, aquamarine has the benefit of authenticity, particularly when it comes to colour, which is important to many buyers.
Aquamarines are more expensive than blue topaz simply because blue topaz is more accessible than aquamarine. This is because blue topaz is usually produced by colouring white topaz through irradiation and intense heat. Aquamarines on the other hand are natural so are a lot rarer and more desirable as a result.