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  • March Birthstone: Aquamarine
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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

The serenely coloured aquamarine invokes the tranquility of its namesake, the sea.

Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green; the colour 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.

HISTORY

This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. The serene blue or blue-green colour of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded.

In the Middle Ages, many believed that the simple act of wearing aquamarine was a literal antidote to poisoning. The Romans believed that if you carved a frog into a piece of aquamarine jewelry, it would help to reconcile differences between enemies and make new friends.

Still, other historical groups took this lore even further, using aquamarine as gifts to the bride at a wedding in order to symbolise long unity and love. Some even believed it could re-awaken love between two people.

OUR FAVOURITE AQUAMARINE JEWELS

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