Aquamarine...(*sigh*) what a gorgeous gemstone. How lucky am I, that it happens to be mine, too?! Its bright cheerful color reminds me of a spring day that is somewhat mild, rather cold really but then it feels so warm once you open yourself to it. In my opinion, March born might feel closer to their birthstone than many others: Being pisces and feeling connected to Aquamarine sounds as natural as it feels, and yes I do love the water just to round this up ;-) Click "read more" to experience this beautiful gemstone with me.
Aquamarine’s etymology is “Aqua” meaning “water” and “Marina” meaning “sea” which translates as “sea water”. For centuries, aquamarines have been considered as a lucky stone, especially for sailors, since it gives protection from the turbulent sea.
Aquamarine radiates a calming and peaceful effect to the owner (which is why I need plenty of it on me, for example ;-), it also is said to heighten awareness, communication skills and quick response. The "March Gemstone" symbolizes honesty, faithfulness and beauty (again, lots of it!!). The blue shade of the March birthstone gives relaxation from stress, comparable to starring into the deep blue ocean or looking up to a vibrant blue sky. For experienced Aquamarine Jewelry owners, thinking of it seems to calm as well, at least that's what it feels like right now while I am writing about it!
March's birthstone Aquamarine is the true symbol of beauty and elegance, of happiness and everlasting youth. It adds a sophisticated look and radiates a deity appearance especially for blue or green-eyed women. Aquamarines are easily paired with any outfit, adding a touch of glamour to any look.
Many believe that aquamarine helps dependence on drugs, is an aid in digestion, and can be used as remedy for swollen glands and to maintain the health of the jaws and teeth. On the non-physical plain, aquamarine is believed to release anger and negativity replacing them with mental peace and clarity, providing emotional and mental balance. It has been used as an aid in meditation and to assist in self-expression.
The Aquamarine gemstone varies from light-greenish blue hue to bright blue tone, owing its color to the traces of Iron on its structure. Just like Emerald, Aquamarine is derived from the mineral beryl and is a rather hard gemstone, making it rather hard to damage it. Aquamarine is mostly mined in Brazil, which is not only one of the biggest suppliers of aquamarine but also the place where the largest Aquamarines were found. Mexico, Africa, and Middle East are some of the other countries that supply us with the March birthstone Aquamarine.
Aquamarine also is the accepted anniversary gemstone for the nineteenth year of marriage. Click here to browse our selection of Aquamarine Jewelry.
And here some decor inspirations that might be of interest for March born sparkles to add to your collection away from your jewelry chest ;-)