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If you were born in the month of March, many believe you to be intuitive, honest, creative, loyal and possess a ‘go with the flow’ attitude. Just like you and your sign (the Pisces fish), the March birthstone is all about fluidity and poise. The gemstone’s name alone comes from the Latin surnames of ocean and sea… we’re talking about the stone, Aquamarine.
There’s something truly special about wearing or gifting a gemstone like Aquamarine. Not only is it one of the most precious stones on the planet, but it’s also filled with many healing and spiritual properties.
Imagine, a stone so precious its history accounts for warding off rough seas and prized by mythical creatures like mermaids (yes, we’re believers!). If you (or someone you love) was born in the month of March, you’re in luck, because this beautiful and spiritual stone is March's iconic birthstone.
Below, we break down the history of Aquamarine, and how you can both feel good and look good by wearing this magical gem!
Surrounding our body and aura with healing and spiritual stones is a great accompaniment to the beauty they bring us as jewelry or staple worn pieces such as Aquamarine rings with diamond accents or bolo bracelets. As different stones bring an arrangement of fortunes, what should someone expect when wearing or practicing meditation with an Aquamarine stone? Just like you feel a sense of calmness when looking out into the ocean, the Aquamarine carries the same feeling and energy. Known as the stone of courage, it’s also a great healing tool for those who feel oppressed or in need of protection and speaking their truth. Perhaps you'll feel these calming powers while wearing a heart-shaped aquamarine ring like this one?
It’s no secret that there is power in playing to your strengths. This can be said about a Pisces astrological sign (born in early March) wearing their signature birthstone, Aquamarine. Known as the sign’s planetary stone, it's comprised of spiritual characteristics for a Pisces that it may not carry for any other individual. Firstly, Aquamarine worn on a woman can enhance the balance of their love life. May we suggest an Aquamarine tennis bracelet? For a man, wearing this gemstone can help strengthen a spiritual bond or balance in their life. Aquamarine jewelry is often used as an aid in meditation and it is not uncommon to give Aquamarine jewelry as a wedding anniversary gift too; perhaps a pair of aquamarine stud earrings are in your future!
Such a beautiful stone requires both stunning design and setting, to give it the praise it deserves. Aquamarine looks beautiful when set in platinum, yellow gold, rose gold, or sterling silver. That being said, there are some recommended Aquamarine jewelry pieces that are our best sellers (and all-around favorites). Because we want to help March birthdays celebrate their special day, or just simply those who want to wear this beautiful and calming gems, we offer 30% off all Aquamarine rings, bracelets, earrings and charms every March!
As price should never get in the way when it comes to purchasing quality stones and jewelry, we’ve helped put together a March Aquamarine birthstone gift guide for any budget. This way you, or your loved one, can have the perfect item, like this Aquamarine ring and necklace set, to cherish for a lifetime and celebrate any important occasion!
Classic Aquamarine & Diamond Ring Combining both elements of class and refinement, this beautiful ring is dainty and alluring. Set in sterling silver with prominent cushion-cut aquamarine stones accented with diamond, there’s nothing stopping you from adoring your ring finger for hours on end.
Heart Aquamarine & Diamond Sterling Silver Pendant 18” A perfect gift for that special woman in your life, the two heart-shaped Aquamarine stones sit comfortably atop one another. The subtle, yet evident, touching hearts creates a feeling of everlasting love.
Aquamarine Gemstone & Diamond Infinity Drop Pendant If Cinderella ever wore a signature pendant, we believe it’d look somewhat like this! Beautifully blue, this Aquamarine stone is surrounded by an infinity symbol set in sterling silver and adorned with white, round diamonds.
Aquamarine & Diamond Earrings Two prominent and classic Aquamarine stones (measuring at 5mm each), are set in 10k white gold for an elegant look. The setting also includes four brilliant-cut diamonds atop the Aquamarine stone in each earring to finish off this stunning pair.
Art-Deco Oval Aquamarine & Diamond Pendant Vintage-inspired, and reflective of popular art-deco collections, this pendant is set in 10k yellow gold and adorned with both Aquamarine and Diamond stones. This setting truly makes the oval Aquamarine stone the star of the show, as it centers a 7x5mm stone surrounded by brilliant-cut diamond stones.
Aquamarine & Diamond Halo Stud Earrings A truly mesmerizing and ‘head-turning’ piece, these earrings showcase two beautiful (and prominent) genuine Aquamarine stones. Surrounded by a halo of diamond studs, these 14k white gold earrings are the perfect accessory to any evening out.
EFFY Emerald-Cut Aquamarine & Diamond Cocktail Ring Don’t let the price tag fool you, this amazing piece still falls into our under $1,000 category with the March birthstone promotion! An elegant cocktail ring, this piece features a stunning, genuine cut Aquamarine stone in a 14k white gold setting. Topped off with an assortment of brilliant-cut diamond accents, this EFFY piece will surely be the topic of every conversation (or it’ll surely speak for itself).
Originally named in the 1700s as ‘water of the sea,’ Aquamarine has always had a significant relationship with the ocean. Also known as the Sailor’s Stone, Aquamarine was worn by many seafarers to ward off any evil that may occur while crossing waters. From rough tide to harsh storms, this gemstone was even incorporated into commanders’ attire to promise a safe voyage home or afar.
As this may seem like ancient wise tales, the beauty and properties of the Aquamarine stone exist in recent times. During World War II, the U.S. Navy named one of its patrol ships the U.S. Aquamarine to help bring about the fortune and good nature of March’s signature gemstone.
Aquamarine has been treasured through the ages, and with proper care will give you a lifetime of enjoyment. The easiest method of care for aquamarines is to wash them in warm, soapy water: Fill a small bowl with warm water and add a small amount of dish soap. Let your jewelry soak for several minutes and then use a soft-bristled toothbrush in order to clean the gemstone.
Just like the ocean, Aquamarine can be various shades of blue. From light sky-like hues to a turquoise blue-green, the guiding principle for color quality comes in the purity of the blue. The deeper and more vibrant ‘blue tones’ the stone has, the more valuable it is. Most often, jewelry pieces will be made from a lighter blue (but not too light) stone, as it’s the most common form of the stone.
Easy! At Rogers & Hollands of course (ha-ha)! But naturally? This gemstone is mined in Colorado and is home to the largest Aquamarine supply in the United States. Did you know that Aquamarine is the state gemstone for Colorado? However, the majority of this stone throughout the world is actually found in the country of Brazil. In fact, one of the largest Aquamarine stones on the planet was found in Marambaia, Brazil. The stone weighed a total of 110 kg! In addition to Colorado and Brazil, reserves for this gemstone can be found in parts of Africa (like Kenya and Madagascar), and Western Asia (Pakistan and parts of the Ural Mountains). If you're a fan of large aquamarine gemstones, you'll love this oval aquamarine ring with a diamond halo.
Want to shop more of the best Aquamarine birthstone jewelry or other birthstone jewelry? Browse through our entire Aquamarine collection here or find one of our stores near you and let one of our jewelry consultants help you pick out the perfect piece to celebrate the birthday of a friend or yourself!