March Birthstone – Aquamarine
Aquamarine – March Birthstone
and for the 19th wedding anniversary
Legend has it that the aquamarine was found in a mermaid’s treasure chest and sailors regard it as a stone of good fortune, to keep them safe at sea. The word “aquamarine” comes from the Latin “aqua” which means water and “mare” which means the sea. Aquamarine is known for its captivating pure, light blue color which can sometimes also exhibit a lovely greenish blue color. It is most often free of inclusions and with good hardness, 7.5-8.0 on the Mohs hardness scale. The stones shimmer. Aquamarines are often found in large rough crystal forms and are ideal for gem cutters to fashion into creative forms suitable for jewelry and for specimen collectors. One such notable crystal was found in Brazil and weighed over 100 kilograms. Aquamarines are also found in other countries such as Zambia, Mozambique, and Afghanistan.
According to old folklore, it promises happiness in a marriage for those who wear it.
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ALL Thursdays - 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
ALL Fridays - 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, May 10, 17 and 24 - Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Saturays, May 13, 20 - 9:30 - 1:30
We also offer hours by appointment -- recommended for custom design and appraisals.
As always, we remain committed to providing jewelry and watch repair services in a timely manner and MOST repairs can be completed in less than one week. MANY repairs can be completed in 1-2 days. We can replace watch batteries while you wait (if not too busy).
To schedule an appointment, please send your email request to: ViirInc@gmail.com -- we respond as quickly as possible to all emails. You may also leave a message at our store: 520-795-5496, and messages are checked on "store open" days.
If you have an estate or multiple items for appraisal or if you would like to create a custom design, we ask that you schedule an appointment so that we can give you our unhurried attention.
To schedule an appointment, please call the store at 520-795-5496 and leave a message OR send us an email at ViirInc@gmail.com and we will get back to you more quickly. You can also send a contact request through this website.
Address: 2464 N. Campbell Avenue (Parking is available behind the building)
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Viir Fine Jewelry & Art
2464 N. Campbell Avenue
(Parking available behind building)