Aquamarine, the official birthstone for the month of March, is an absolutely dazzling gemstone with a wonderful interesting history. Check out some of the reasons we love the gorgeous blue stone below.
Ocean Inspired Beauty
Aquamarine, a Latin derived name meaning ocean or sea and water, mimics the beautiful coloring of the ocean. Its gorgeous coloring ranges from the lovely soft blue we're used to seeing to a deep teal.
Like many other precious gemstones, aquamarine was thought to have mystical healing abilities during ancient eras. Like many other blue stones, aquamarine is said to help calm the wearer and inspire tranquility. It's said that aquamarine was treasured by mermaids and was carried by sailors to promote good luck.
Unlike other gemstones that are mined in only one or two places, aquamarine is found all over the globe, including right here in the United States! Aquamarine is the official state gemstone for Colorado, where it's also mined.
There are many notable aquamarine stones from over the centuries, but perhaps the most memorable is the Dom Pedro, weighing in at over 100 pounds as the world's largest cut aquamarine.
Get started on your very own custom aquamarine jewelry piece with our designers! Are you a March birthday? Do you love your birthstone or wish you had a different option? Let us know your thoughts on aquamarine in the comments below.
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