Aquamarine - The birthstone for March

Aquamarine - The birthstone for March

milky aquamarine
Aquamarine, is the March birthstone alongside Sky Blue Topaz.
Aquamarine is a light oceanic blue, (sometimes with hints of bluey green)   - which is usually clear, especially in a faceted cut stone, but just like the sea can sometimes be milky, cloudy or occluded as in the round cabochon ring above. 
The name comes from the Latin aqua marinus, meaning "water of the sea," and our ancestors swore by aquamarine’s power to protect them as they travelled across oceans. 
march birthstone aquamarine and august birthstone peridot


It was also thought to be the treasure of mermaids and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. Today it is still used to protect all who travel by, over or near water.

As well as being the birthstone for March, aquamarine is the stone for 19th wedding anniversaries. 

It's a great stone to wear everyday, as it is pretty hardwearing, so it's perfect in birthstone stacking rings and bracelets which get bashed around quite a bit with daily wear. 


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