What is my Birthstone - March
Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. Aquamarine colour can vary, ranging from the more recognised blue to a greenish gem, you might say the colour of the sea. Read on to find out more about this gorgeous aqua gemstone.
Aquamarine Meaning and History
The name itself derives from the Latin “aqua” meaning water and “mare” meaning sea due to its similarity to the beautiful blue sea. Its links to the sea does not end there, it is believed to be sacred to the Roman God Neptune, God of the sea, allowing sailors prosperous and safe voyages. The Romans also believed that the stone itself absorbs the atmosphere of young love, therefore has historically been given by the groom to his bride, celebrating their combined love.
Where is Aquamarine Found?
The main location that Aquamarine is found is in Brazil, where the largest ever aquamarine gem was found weighing over 100kg! It has also been found in Angola, Nigeria, Russia and the USA to name a few.
This splendid gemstone was commonly used as an oracle crystal due its perceived power of fortune telling. Therefore, not only was the stone known for safe travel on the sea and love, it was also known for its power of revelation, to help search for lost and hidden things. Aquamarine properties do not end there, it has been associated with curing various ailments, thereby getting a reputation as a healing stone.
Here at Nouveau we have a wide range of aquamarine jewellery in store ranging from rings to necklaces. However if you have read this article and want to create your own unique piece of aquamarine jewellery we also offer our bespoke services.