Birthstones

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

  • 2014-03-01

Aquamarine

The name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage.  The serene colour of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and level-headed.  Its pale, cool colour beautifully complements spring and summer wardrobes.  Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green; the colour usually is more intense in larger stones.  This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil, but also is found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique.

 

By her who in March was born
No gem save Aqua shall be worn
They will ensure her constancy
True friendship and fidelity.

                       Harriett Bishop

 

 

 



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