Aquamarine is the March birthstone. It is also the anniversary gemstone for the 19th Wedding Anniversary.
Sue has been making some bracelets with these Aquamarine Gemstone chips and nuggets. We also have some beautiful Swarovski Crystal jewellery in Aquamarine. Both are perfect gifts for a March birthday.
Aquamarine – The March Birthstone
The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin words “aqua marinus”, meaning “water of the sea,” and refers to its sparkling ocean-like colour. It is member of the Beryl family of gemstones and its colour, like that of the sea, ranges from pale blue to blue green.
In ancient times, Aquamarine was considered to me mermaids’ treasure and has long been a good-luck stone for sailors and people making sea voyages, helping dispel fear of water. It also has a role in guarding anyone on any long-haul travel such as flying or driving long distances. It is also a good stone for learning to swim.
It is also an aid to meditation, allowing us to explore the depths of our souls and to come face to face with ourselves.
It is a love crystal, given to encourage a lover to return, and to help two people to live together in harmony. It is even supposed to be able to reduce arguments! Aquamarine jewellery is often given as a love token and to increase commitment.
Aquamarine is found mainly in Brazil, Nigeria, Zambia, Madagascar and Ukraine.
Other Varieties of Beryl
Aquamarine is the blue variety of Beryl, though the Beryl family forms in other colours used as gems, such as green Emerald, yellow Heliodor and Golden Beryl, pink Morganite, Red Beryl or Bixbite, and the colourless variety, Goshenite.
Aqua Marina – From “Stingray”
For those of us who remember 1960s television, Aqua Marina will also be associated with “Stingray”.
March Birthstone Jewellery from LoveTaliesin
When you’re looking for a gift for someone with a March birthday, you’ll find some great ideas here in our jewellery collections. Sue’s gemstone jewellery range has some unique, one-off hand-made Aquamarine bracelets and our Swarovski Elements collection also offers the sparkle of these crystals in the sun-soaked seaside blue of Aquamarine.
Gemstone Jewellery with March Birthstone
Swarovski Elements Jewellery with March Birthstone
Adapted from: http://www.4facets.com/birthstones.html#aquamarine