Aquamarine: March’s Birthstone
March is unique when it comes to birthstones as it’s the only month of the year that’s dedicated to two gemstones; aquamarine and bloodstone. People who were born in that month have the option to choose which birthstone to wear on their birthday.
Aquamarine has become the main birthstone for March over bloodstone as the gem is associated with courage, loyalty and friendship. This gemstone has been used historically to drive out negative emotions, as well as heal people who have gone through some emotional trauma in their life.
In our latest blog, we explain why aquamarine is March’s birthstone, as well as what the stone is and picking the right engagement ring or jewellery for a friend or loved one.
What is an aquamarine stone?
Aquamarine is the name that’s used for the beryl mineral. The aquamarine crystal’s colour is often light, but can vary with shades going from greenish blue to deep blue. Most aquamarine gems have a lighter colour that can go unnoticed in very small stones, although the most popular stone of this kind is dark blue, which is rare and highly valued.
When it comes to the name of the stone, aquamarine is derived from two Latin words. The word aqua means water and marina, meaning sea. If you combine the two words together, the word translates to the colour of the sea. It’s worth noting that the aquamarine is not classified as a precious stone.
The gem has various uses, most of which are connected to openness and communication. Aquamarine is seen as a gemstone of courage that can help people overcome fears and anxieties that they may face. There are also health benefits that come with wearing the stone, as it said it can be used to soothe sore throats and thyroid problems.
Where are aquamarine stones mined?
Aquamarine is mined all over the world. For many years, the most valuable aquamarine stones were found exclusively in Brazil and in other parts of South America.
Some of the countries where you’ll find the gem being mined are Sri Lanka, Russia, Kenya and Nigeria to name but a few. Aquamarine has also been found in the United States where production of the stone has been done on a small scale.
Aquamarines can be found in various sizes and a single gem can weigh up to several hundred carats. One of the most famous gems that was mined in Brazil was the famous Martha Rocha aquamarine where the mined aquamarine weighed 134 pounds and yielded 300,000 carats of blue gems.
Why is aquamarine March’s birthstone?
For March babies, they have a choice of birthstones. Some people may opt for bloodstone, while others will go for aquamarine as their birthstone. Previously, this gemstone was considered the October birthstone before it reverted to being the March birthstone, replacing bloodstone.
If you are born under the Zodiac sign of Aries or Pisces in March, then it’s likely that your lucky stone is going to be aquamarine. The pale blue and green colours for the person who wears the gem creates peacefulness and tranquillity for those who wear a piece of aquamarine jewellery as part of their daily attire.
Wearing this gemstone is said to have a soothing influence on relationships, as well as marriages. For special occasions such as Mother’s Day, birthdays and weddings, an aquamarine engagement ring or piece of jewellery with that gem is considered to be a perfect gift to give to your mum, loved one or best friend.
Picking the right aquamarine jewellery for you
We understand at Diamond Heaven how important it is to pick the right aquamarine piece of jewellery for your significant other or loved one. Whether you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift or a birthday present, we can help you find the perfect aquamarine jewellery to buy.
When it comes to recommendations for aquamarine jewellery, there are a couple of options which will make your gift stand out. The Emerald Shaped Aquamarine & Diamond Ring comes with the opportunity to customise your diamond ring so that it can be personalised to make that gift extra special for the person you’re giving it to.
Other pieces of aquamarine jewellery we recommend include the Oval Shaped Aquamarine & Diamond Pendant and Pear Shaped Aquamarine & Diamond Cluster Earrings. Whatever piece of aquamarine jewellery you decide to buy for a loved one, it’ll show to the person how much you value your friendship or marriage.
Whether you were born in March or are looking for a Mother’s Day gift, you can’t go wrong with a piece of aquamarine jewellery. This stone brings not only happiness to a new marriage, but also good fortune to women who wear this gem every single day.
We have a range of aquamarine jewellery to choose from at Diamond Heaven. You can book an appointment at one of our stores where our team of experts can help you decide on the right aquamarine earrings, rings or pendants as a gift for a loved one.