The Beautiful March Birthstone – Aquamarine
In the kaleidoscope world of sparkling birthstones, March boasts a gem that embodies the soothing essence of the sea – Aquamarine. This mesmerising stone, with its delicate hues and mythical allure, has captivated hearts for centuries. Did you know that March actually has two recognised birthstones – Aquamarine and Bloodstone? Aquamarine is the most well-known of the two, and for the purpose of this blog, we will focus on it and its simply enchanting qualities.
What Makes the Aquamarine Birthstone So Special?
Derived from the Latin words “aqua” (water) and “mare” (sea), Aquamarine literally translates to “water of the sea.” Its name perfectly captures the gem’s ethereal blue and green shades, reminiscent of peaceful ocean waters. The gemstone belongs to the beryl family, sharing its lineage with emeralds and morganites. What sets Aquamarine apart is its breathtaking spectrum of colours, ranging from pale sky blues to deep, saturated greens. The stone’s subtle variations create an aura of tranquillity, invoking feelings of serenity and calmness. The most prized Aquamarines exhibit a clear, radiant blue, akin to the crystal-clear waters of a tropical paradise.
Symbolism and Healing Properties of Aquamarine
March’s sparkling birthstone is steeped in rich symbolism and folklore, and throughout history it has been regarded as a talisman for sailors as it was believed to bring protection and good fortune on their maritime journeys. This makes aquamarine jewellery a popular gift for people setting off on travels and adventures by sea. The gem is also associated with eternal youth and happiness, with Europeans, Sumerians, and Hebrews believing this stone was a symbol of deity for them, making it a cherished token of love and commitment where the gift-giver wishes to convey that the receiver deserves a long, happy life ahead.
Aside from its cultural significance, Aquamarine is also believed to possess healing properties and is renowned for its calming energy, and ability to reduce stress, soothe emotions, and enhance clarity of thought. Many wearers find solace in the gentle vibrations of Aquamarine, using it as a therapeutic tool to navigate life’s ebbs and flows.
The Brilliance of Aquamarine Jewellery
Thanks to its wonderful versatility and the fact that it complements various metals and settings, the dazzling aquamarine’s charms extend beyond its spiritual and mythical attributes and is an ever-popular favourite for jewellery designers and jewellery wearers. Its subtle yet captivating hues make it an ideal gemstone for both casual and formal occasions and, as the birthstone of March, those lucky enough to be born in this spring awakening month can delight in the sense of serenity and optimism that wearing aquamarine can bring. So, if someone dear to you celebrates their birthday in March or was born under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, choosing an aquamarine jewellery piece for them is not just a gift; it’s a gesture of timeless elegance, capturing the essence of their unique spirit in a glistening symphony of blue and green hues. Our masterfully curated collection of aquamarine jewellery is here to inspire, with something for every budget and taste. From exquisite antique aquamarine jewellery to modest contemporary pieces, we’re certain that something will catch your eye. Here are just a few of our favourites, but make sure to browse our full collection of aquamarine jewellery.