By Robin Skibicki
There are two birthstones that represent the month of March: aquamarine and bloodstone. Both are beautiful and unique gems, but aquamarine is currently the most popular of jewelry designers and wearers.
The aquamarine gemstone is a member of the beryl family—same as the emerald—and its colors can range in tones from colorless pale blue, to blue green or teal. The larger the stone, the more intense the color. The most valuable gemstones come from Brazil, but is also mined in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique.
This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, guaranteeing a safe voyage ahead. It is said its serene colors can cool the temper, allowing the wearer to be calm and levelheaded. This leads to heightened awareness, better communication, and the ability to retort with a quick response.
The healing powers associated with the aquamarine gemstone are believed to cure ailments of the liver, jaws, stomach and throat. The transparent aquamarine was once used to make eyeglasses and lenses.
Now that you know a little more about these brilliant blue beauties, here are a few exquisite examples of how designers showcase the gorgeous gem.
An 18K white gold stunner by AG Gems, with an 9.59 carat aquamarine
flanked by blue sapphires, accented by diamonds.
Aquamarine and diamond pendant, a new addition to
Jye’s International Inc. Luxury Collection.
Elegant dangle earrings by Spark Creations, featuring aquamarine and diamonds.
A glistening collection of aquamarine favorites by SUNA Bros.
A diamond swan and garnets frame a soothing, 75.59 carat aquamarine.
The Swan Lake pendant by Yael Designs.
Learn more about aquamarine gemstones on the American Gem Society website.