Celebrate Spring with the Alluring Aquamarine
There is much to celebrate in the month of March. The serene beauty of spring is approaching, and there is no better stone to represent this time of year than the lovely blue aquamarine. Long valued for its enchanting hue and mystical properties, aquamarine is appreciated by many wearers, not just those fortunate to have it as their birthstone.
The ancient philosopher Pliny is credited with saying this about the aquamarine: "the lovely aquamarine, which seems to have come from some mermaid's treasure house, in the depths of a summer sea, has charms not to be denied." Aquamarine has a long history of being connected with the sea and with the magical. The name itself comes from the Latin words "aqua", meaning water, and "marine", meaning of the sea. There are many myths associated with the mystical aquamarine. For example, it is said to protect sailors, fisherman, and other travelers on their journeys across the ocean. It is also thought to give the wearer victory in battle and legal matters. The aquamarine is considered a symbol of happiness and everlasting youth, granting the wearer healing of physical and mental ailments. Aquamarine is also associated with the throat chakra, and it is thought to enhance the speaking and singing abilities of the wearer.
About the Stone
Aquamarine is the light blue to blue-green variation of the mineral known as beryl, which includes similar stones such as the green emerald, blush morganite, and yellow heliodor. Aquamarine is a durable stone that is suitable for daily wear, so there is no need to save aquamarine jewelry for a special occasion. The stone can be cut into a variety of shapes to suit many different styles and types of jewelry, from pendants to rings to beaded strands.
You don't have to be a mermaid or celebrate a birthday in March to enjoy the gorgeous aquamarine. The serene, clear blue of the stone is sure to enchant all wearers and bring a bit of the mystical into your everyday life. Visit us here to view our selection of handmade jewelry featuring aquamarine and other beautiful gems.