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The Birthstone Bulletin: March's Magnificent Aquamarine

February 26, 2016

The Birthstone Bulletin: March's Magnificent Aquamarine

The Birthstone Bulletin: March's Magnificent Aquamarine

With its striking shades of blues and greens, the March birthstone aquamarine is an  elegant gem... and it's aptly named too. Getting its name from Latin words that mean water and sea, it looks very much like beautiful water!

 While aquamarine is suggested as a jewel to give on the16th and 19th wedding anniversaries, I frankly think it makes a perfect gift anytime!

The gem itself is a member of the beryl family and ranges in color from a very pale blue to a deep blue-green. The deep blue aqua color is often the most desired, but it looks good in a variety of shades. On the Mohs scale of hardness, it's  a 7.5-8. (The Mohs scale is a scale of hardness used in classifying minerals.)

Aquamarine gemstones can be found in Brazil,  Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia.

Aquamarine Folklore and More

Aquamarine, like the other birthstones I've covered so far, has its own folklore and supposed "special" powers. It is believed to provide protection for sailors and some use aquamarine gems as worry stones. A worry stone is a stone that when rubbed is thought to diminish one's worries and add a sense of cool and calm to a person. I'm sure we could all use a worry stone every now and then?!

According to other  traditions, aquamarine has the power to:

  • Increase youthfulness
  • Increase intellect
  • Increase foresight
  • Increase courage
  • Increase joy
  • Reduce the effect of poisons

Wow! Sounds good to me! Here are a few of my favorites of these blue beauties...

Aquamarine Jewelry

March Aquamarine

Sterling Silver Bezel Set Aquamarine Necklace with Diamond Accent--$175

March Birthstone Aquamarine

 

Lafonn Simulated Aquamarine and Simulated Diamond Halo Birthstone Ring--$149

March Birthstone Aquamarine

 

10k White Gold Diamond and Aquamarine Birthstone Ring--$249

March Birrthstone Aquamarine

10k White Gold Diamond and Emerald Cut Aquamarine Birthstone Ring--$249 

March Birthstone Aquamarine

Lafonn Simulated Aquamarine and Simulated Diamond Halo Birthstone Earrings--$149 

Stay tuned for more birthstone news next month! 

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