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Aquamarine March's Birthstone

Aquamarine Birthstone Jewellery

Aquamarine is the traditional birthstone for the month of March. It is named aquamarine, after the Latin word for "sea water," is a captivating gemstone prized for its refreshing hues of pale blue to light green. It's the blue-green member of the beryl family, a group that also includes the emerald. 

The most valuable aquamarines boast a deep, clear blue with a hint of green, reminiscent of the ocean depths. Lighter shades and greenish hues are also popular, with some stones even displaying a cat's eye effect. Clarity is crucial, with the finest gems revealing a flawless transparency free of visible marks. 

Aquamarine is a relatively hard gemstone, making it suitable for everyday wear

It's often cut in emerald cuts or brilliant cuts to maximize its brilliance and colour.


Symbolism of Aquamarine

 Aquamarine's folklore is as clear and captivating as its waters, weaving tales of mermaids, sea gods, and hidden magic. Here are some intriguing folkloric snippets about this ocean-hued gem:

From Mermaid's Treasure to Seashell Gift

Legends whisper of mermaids dropping aquamarines from their hidden underwater palaces, gifting them to brave sailors who respected the ocean. Others tell of mermaid tears transforming into these gems, shimmering with unspoken emotions.

Sailor's Talisman and Protector

For centuries, aquamarine was a cherished stone for seafarers. Sailors believed it calmed angry waves, warded off sea monsters, and brought safe passage through treacherous storms. Some carved Poseidon, the god of the sea, onto the gem for ultimate protection.

Voice of Truth and Inner Harmony

Ancient Romans admired aquamarine for its power to reveal hidden truths. They believed it could expose liars and unveil deception. Greeks associated it with inner peace and believed it calmed anger and soothed troubled minds.

Love, Harmony, and Happy Marriages

Aquamarine regarded as a stone of love and loyalty. Wearing it was said to strengthen marital bonds, promote fidelity, and ensure domestic harmony. Some even believed it could heal emotional wounds and mend broken hearts.

Hidden Magic

Beyond its beauty, aquamarine was once imbued with magical properties. Gazing into the depths of the gem was said to reveal hidden aspects of yourself and future events. Shamans and mystics used it for divination and communication with the spirit world.

Protection from Poison and Illness

In medieval times, aquamarine was worn as a shield against poisoning. Some even believed it could cure throat ailments and stomach disorders, perhaps due to its association with the cleansing power of the sea.

These are just a few gems from the rich folklore surrounding aquamarine. Remember, folklore is ever-evolving, and different cultures spin their own yarns about this stunning stone. So, embrace the mystery and let your imagination dive into the depths of aquamarine's enchanting legends!


Aquamarine Jewellery

Amethyst is a popular gemstone for jewellery, and it is found in a wide variety of styles, from simple pendants and earrings to elaborate rings and necklaces.

Gifts for March Birthdays

Aquamarine is a thoughtful gift for anyone born in March. It is a lovely gemstone with a rich history and symbolism, and it is sure to be really treasured. 

View our collections of Aquamarine jewellery

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