Happy birthday, Match babies! Those celebrating a birthday in March can do so with the beautiful blue aquamarine birthstone. We're diving into fast facts about this magical birthstone for March below.

It's all in a name

March's tranquil birthstone is called Aquamarine and its name is derived from the Latin word for seawater, which makes a lot of sense when you take into account the serene light blue of this precious gem.

Known for its color

Aquamarine usually forms in various shades of light blue, a color that effortlessly compliments most skin types, eye colors, and clothing choices, adding to its versatility. Aquamarine often forms sizable crystals that make it perfect for being polished and fashioned into beautiful jewelry.

 

What about the folklore?

Throughout history, Romans believed that if a frog figure was carved on an aquamarine, it served to reconcile enemies and make them friends. Romans also believed that the stone absorbs the atmosphere of young love: “When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.” Aquamarine was also the popular gift for grooms to give their bride following the consummation of their marriage. Aquamarine is known as the sailor’s gem, ensuring the safe and prosperous passage across stormy seas. In Medieval times, the stone was thought to reawaken the love of married couples. It was also believed to render soldiers invincible.

 

Dual meaning

In addition to being the birthstone for the month of March, Aquamarine is also the commemorative gem of the 19th wedding anniversary.

 

Birthstone jewelry

Here are just a few of our aquamarine birthstone favorites:

Aquamarine & Diamond Oval Halo Ring Featuring a 2.10 Carat Oval Aquamarine and .37 Carat Total Weight Round Brilliant Diamonds
Aquamarine & Diamond Drop Pendant Featuring a .75 Carat Round Aquamarine and .08 Carat Total Weight Round Brilliant Diamonds
Aquamarine & Diamond Accent Ring Featuring a 1.10 Carat Oval Aquamarine and .16 Carat Total Weight Round Brilliant Diamonds
Aquamarine Infinity Ring Featuring .35 Carat Total Weight Round Aquamarines
Aquamarine and Diamond Pear Shape Halo Necklace
Emerald Cut Aquamarine Scroll Ring

 

Visit the Gold and Diamond Source showroom or browse aquamarine birthstone jewelry on our website HERE.

 

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