March Birthstone: Aquamarine

Mar 01, 2013

We’re starting off this month with a spotlight on March’s lovely birthstone, the aquamarine. Aquamarine’s name translates quite literally as “sea water” from Latin and due to its bright blue-green color, it’s easy to see why this gem is named so.

With its aquatic associations, there are also numerous stories and legends surrounding this stone as well. The Romans, who highly valued this gemstone, believed that a piece of aquamarine when carved into the figure of a frog would convert one’s enemies into friends. They also believed that aquamarine was prone to absorbing the affections of young love. Aquamarine was also a popular gemstone among sailors as it was thought to keep them safe at sea. This is how aquamarine came to be associated with St. Thomas as he frequently traveled overseas to preach to numerous countries.

Browse More of Our Collections of Colored Gemstone Luxury Jewelry for Ladies NowThe Middle Ages treated the aquamarine with a more spiritual approach. Wearing the stone was thought to prevent the wearer from poisoning and aquamarine was also thought to be a superior material from which to make crystal balls for fortune telling or to cut bowls from for divining. The theory of aquamarine’s protective abilities was especially popular among royalty, as evidenced by the fact that it is one of the most widely used gems in royal jewelry.

Add some of this tranquil gem to your jewelry collection with this beautiful pear-cut aquamarine necklace. The aquamarine is a bright shade of blue and has a halo of round-cut white diamonds to off-set the stone’s color.

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