We couldn’t let March come and go without telling you all about the history and significance of March’s birthstone. Aquamarine is a gorgeous blue stone, not to be mistaken with topaz, but it is much more than just pretty. As we did for Amethyst in February, this week, our custom jewelry Omaha experts will unpack the deeper history and meaning behind Aquamarine, and how you can wear and care for it to maintain its vibrancy.
The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin word for ‘seawater’ and its origins date back to the 1700s Georgian era. The gem varies in color from blue to greenish-blue to green-blue, much like the sea (hence the name). Aquamarine can be found on most continents including in places like Afghanistan, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Ukraine and the U.S. - but its largest deposits come from Brazil.
The gem has been historically regarded as “The Sailor’s Stone” as it was believed to protect those at sea. Aquamarine is associated with good health, tranquility, serenity, clarity, and harmony. It is a symbol for transformation and rebirth as well as eternal youth, purity, loyalty, hope, courage and truth.
Ideas to wear Aquamarine
Whether Aquamarine is your birthstone, or you wish to wear it to manifest its qualities into your life, our custom jewelry Omaha experts can help you choose the perfect piece for every day. Here are some jewelry ideas for wearing Aquamarine:
Colored gemstone engagement rings are the ‘it’ thing right now. What more gorgeous stone to wear on your ring finger than Aquamarine? It's gorgeous, blue color will complement just about any look without overwhelming it.
Not getting engaged anytime soon? No problem! Aquamarine makes a gorgeous accent on any everyday stacking ring. It could also make a great gift for anyone else you know with a March birthday!
A necklace is a beautiful and easy way to wear Aquamarine. A necklace is the perfect everyday, effortless accessory to display the gemstone to everyone you encounter throughout the day. You’re bound to receive some compliments!
Caring for Aquamarine
Aquamarine falls at a score of 7.5 on the Mohs scale, making it a very durable gemstone so long as it is handled with care. It is advised to clean it using just soapy water. Do avoid extreme heat exposure as it could damage the stone. However, exposure to sunlight is perfectly fine.
Aquamarine is not only a stunning gemstone, its worth lies too in its rich history and symbolic properties. If you want to experience Aquamarine or any other birthstone for that matter, our custom jewelry Omaha experts can help you find the perfect fit. Contact us or visit us in store today!