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COVID-19 Announcement

To our valued clients and friends,

In compliance with the Governor's orders, our Chevy Chase MD and Washington DC locations will be closed until further notice. Our McLean, VA location will remain open with both limited staff & hours until otherwise directed. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this brings. Please reach out to us via phone or email to make arrangements in the event you need something of an urgent matter.

In addition, we would like to invite our clients to utilize our new, limited "Concierge" service. While we are unable to maintain our day to day operations, we welcome the opportunity to try and accommodate gift requests for upcoming special occasions. Please contact us directly to discuss your needs. If possible, we can email or text you options and then arrange for pick-up or delivery.

Boone & Sons is proud to have served the Washingtonian area for over 60 years. These are new & uncharted times for all of us. Together, we will get through this and we look forward to working with you during brighter times when everything is back to normal.

The Boone Family & Staff

Aquamarine
March Birthstone

Aquamarine is the birthstone of March, and the 19th year anniversary stone. The greenish/blue variety is in the Beryl family of gemstones, the same family as emerald.

This beautiful Beryllium Aluminum Silicate mineral is one of the true marvels of nature.

Above average hardness and toughness, aquamarine is one of the most popular selling gemstones today.

The Latin meaning for aquamarine is "waters of the ocean." Aquamarine is also the bringer of good luck to ocean-going sailors.  It is historically and currently found in Brazil, but more aquamarine is mined in Madagascar and Nigeria today.

Typically aquamarine is free of inclusions and pale to a medium green/blue color. The stones are lightly heated to drive-out the green component. Still relatively inexpensive, aquamarines in a deep, darker blue to a green/blue color are rare and can be moderately expensive. Still, aquamarine is one of my all-time favorite gemstones.

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