Aquamarine The Ocean in a Gemstone - A Birthstone for March
Aquamarine, the birthstone of March, is a stunning gemstone that evokes the beauty of the sea. With its clear, pale blue to greenish blue color, it's no wonder that aquamarine has been associated with water and the ocean for centuries.
According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), aquamarine is a member of the beryl family of minerals, which also includes emeralds and morganites. Aquamarine gets its color from traces of iron in its crystal structure.
Aquamarine is found in many parts of the world, including Brazil, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and the United States. Some of the most famous aquamarine specimens include the Dom Pedro Aquamarine, a 10,363-carat gem that is the largest faceted aquamarine in the world, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Aquamarine, a 1,298-carat gem that was given to the First Lady by the Brazilian government in 1936.
Smithsonian Museum - Dom Pedro Aquamarine 10363 carats
Aquamarine has been used in jewelry for centuries. It was especially popular during the Art Deco period when its sleek, geometric lines were perfectly suited to the style of the time. Today, aquamarine is still a popular choice for jewelry designers and can be found in a variety of pieces, from rings and necklaces to earrings and bracelets.
Eleonor Roosevelt 1,298 carat Brazilian Aquamarine | FDR Blogs
In addition to its beauty, aquamarine is also said to have a number of metaphysical properties. It is thought to be a stone of peace, tranquility, and courage.
Aquamarine is also said to promote communication and creativity.
If you're looking for a gemstone that is both beautiful and meaningful, aquamarine is a perfect choice. Whether you're a March baby or simply love the sea, aquamarine is a gem that you're sure to cherish.
Fun facts about aquamarine:
- Aquamarine is the official gemstone of the state of Colorado.
- Aquamarine is said to be the favorite gemstone of the mermaid goddess Amphitrite.
- Aquamarine is said to protect sailors at sea.
- Aquamarine is said to promote happiness and love in marriages.
Witty poem about aquamarine:
Aquamarine, oh aquamarine, your beauty is so serene. Your sea-green hues are so divine, they make my heart and soul entwine.
You're said to be a stone of peace, and you help me find my inner release. You help promote creativity, and you make my dreams a reality.
So, thank you, aquamarine, my dear, for being there, year after year. You're the best birthstone a girl could ask for, and I'll cherish you forevermore.
Now you can see why I am a jeweler and not a poet 😅