Aquamarine Jewellery March Birthstone
Aquamarine, the birthstone of March, has a rich blue color and has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope.
Its mesmerizing color ranges from pale to deep blue and blue-green and are reminiscent of the sea.
The name aquamarine was derived by the Romans, “aqua,” meaning water, and “mare,” meaning sea, because it looked like sea water.
Aquamarines were believed to have originated from the jewel caskets of sirens, washed ashore from the depths of the sea. They were considered sacred to Neptune, Roman god of the sea.
This association with the sea made it the sailors’ gem, promising prosperous and safe voyages, as well as protection against perils and monsters of the sea. Its first documented use was by the Greeks between 480-300 BC. They wore aquamarine amulets engraved with Poseidon (the Greek god of the sea) on a chariot.