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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

Lee Preston

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As the name might suggest, this birthstone owes its name to water and the sea – likely inspired by the many different shades of blue that it can be found in. Inclusions within the crystal can make it look quite mystical, with streaks that resemble sea foam (or at least we think so), and it was believed to help sailors have a safe passage across the ocean.

For more practical uses for the modern woman – the stone is believed to have properties that attract friends, promote a happy marriage and attract more joy into your life. Hard to say no to?

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Aquamarine is also a hardwearing gem. It’s valued too, as one of the four ‘precious’ gemstones, though the preferred colour has changed a bit over the years. Now, you are much more likely to see the rich blue hues than the blue-ish green that was favoured previously.

But beware lusting after the darker gems, they are more expensive than the lighter versions… Safe to say, you can wear small pendants around your neck or a huge rock on your finger and this varying and beautiful gem will hold it’s own in whatever shade.

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Beryl Aquamarine

Well, we think that for a March baby – especially someone who secretly wishes they were a mermaid - you couldn’t find a prettier, more perfect stone!  If you would like something bespoke made in your birthstone, please get in touch, we'd love to help your designs come to life.

Photos:

TOP Beryl Aquamarine - Gery Parent on Flickr

Cut Aquamarine – greylock on Flickr

Necklace – Frieda Sophie on Etsy

1000 Carat Stone - Cliff on Flickr