March Birthstone – Aquamarine Handmade Jewelry

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Aquamarine – March’s Birthstone
Aquamarine has always been a popular stone for jewelry, whether it’s used as a birthday gift or not.  It has a pale, deep green-blue cool color that works perfectly with spring and summer wardrobes.

I have recently been using swarovski crystals and quartz with the aquamarine color for my birthstone jewelry. It gives a consistent color so it can easily be matched with different pieces and is more affordable.

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Aquamarine’s Symbolism
The aquamarine gemstone is associated with courage, loyalty, and friendship. It is said to heighten awareness, communication skills and quick response. This gemstone symbolizes honesty, faithfulness and beauty.

Aquamarine varies in color from blue-green to a light sky blue.  The majority of Aquamarine stones, unlike many other gems, are flawless.  It is an abundant gem, the largest deposits being in Brazil, but other areas you can find Aquamarine are in China, India, Australia, Africa, and the United States.

How Did Aquamarine Get It’s Name?
Derived from the Roman word “Aqua,” meaning water, and “mare,” meaning sea, this blue gem resembles the color of seawater.  The ancient Romans believed that the aquamarine stone was sacred to Neptune, the god of the sea.  Early sailors wore aquamarine talismans, engraved with the likeness of Neptune, as protection against dangers at sea.