Aquamarine, the birthstone of March, is a fresh breath of dreamy light blue.
It sends us dreaming of ocean waves and wide open skies. Not surprisingly, it's known as a symbol of hope, health and youth. You lucky March babies. Your aquamarine birthstone is perfect for celebrating the arrival of spring. Sleeveless tops, flowing sundresses...floppy straw hats.
"Aquamarine was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. The serene blue or blue-green color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing you to remain calm and level headed. In fact, the name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea.
Some even believed aquamarine could re-awaken love between two people.
Wearing aquamarine is also believed to promote good mental health.
It is thought by some to be a great aligner of the spiritual and the physical, for when we feel out of harmony or alignment with ourselves. It is used widely as a symbol in Tarot as well as a meditation aid and is said to help us cultivate more inner tranquility.
Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green; the color usually is more intense in larger stones, and darker blue stones are very valuable.This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil, but also is found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique. Large stones have been found all over the world, including one stone found in Brazil that weighed over 240 pounds.
The content above is from AGS March Birthstone Aquamarine
But what if light blue isn't your favorite color?
Aquamarine is a variety of the mineral beryl. Precious beryl refers to all varieties of the beryl group that are not emerald green or aqua blue.
Not so into light blue? Try precious beryl in gorgeous greens, yellows and oranges...even PINK!
These amazing aquamarines and precious beryls are from my extensive collection of one of a kind gemstones.
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You can take as broad as interpretation as you want when it comes to birthstones.
Standardized by Jeweler's of America in 1912, experts believe that birthstones can be traced back to the Bible. In Exodus 28, Moses sets forth directions for making special garments for Aaron, the High Priest of the Hebrews. Specifically, the breastplate was to contain twelve precious gemstones, representing the twelve tribes of Israel.
Later, these twelve stones were likely also linked to the twelve signs of the zodiac. Eventually, they also became associated with the twelve months of the calendar year.
So, keep your mind open when it comes to your birthstone. The rules aren't set in stone...no pun intended.
Make sure your birthstone color makes you feel beautiful - inside and out.
If not, you have options!
Happy Birthday March Babies!
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