March Birthstone: Aquamarine

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Aquamarine is the birthstone for March, and in a country where the majority of us live by the ocean, it couldn’t be a more fitting gemstone for those born in the third month of the year.

What is aquamarine?

Aquamarine is a precious gemstone found in the most stunning shades of blue, from an icy grey-blue to a vivid blue-green. It’s colour is often compared to that of a tranquil sea. The word “aquamarine” comes from the latin “aqua marina”, meaning “water of the sea”.

Properties of aquamarine.

For the march born, aquamarine is believed to offer a number of benefits as well as it’s stunning appearance. Throughout history is has been assosiated with a number of mythological properties.

It’s ties to the ocean don’t end with it’s name and colour; aquamarine was a popular stone amongst sailors. It was believed the stone would protect the sailors and offer protection on their voyages.

It’s benefits aren’t just ocean bound though. Dry land wearers are believed to benefit from feeling calmer and more serene due to its cool colour. Bad tempers be gone.

As we as being the symbol of hope, it also promotes youth and good health.

Aquamarine in fashion.

Aquamarine jewellery offers a great way to add colour to any outfit. With it’s cool blue colour it will work well with pastels and summer colours as well as plain monotone outfits.

With it’s versatility, the aquamarine gemstone is a must have for people born in march. At Dracakis Jewellers we have a stunning range of aquamarine earrings, pendants and rings which make perfect gifts.

So whether your treating yourself (which we should all do from time to time) or purchasing a gift for someone else. Come take a look at our aquamarine collection, and who knows maybe you could reap the benefits of youth, hope and good health.

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