We are thrilled to share with you our March Birthstone and a brief history of one of the most fascinating gemstones - Aquamarine.
Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family, which also includes emerald and morganite. Its name is derived from the Latin words "aqua" meaning water and "marina" meaning of the sea, due to its stunning blue-green color reminiscent of the ocean.
The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that Aquamarine was a symbol of purity and beauty. It was often associated with the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, and was said to bring good luck and happiness to those who wore it. In medieval times, Aquamarine was believed to protect sailors and guarantee safe passage across stormy seas.
In the 19th century, Aquamarine became popular in jewelry making, particularly during the Art Nouveau movement. It was also a favorite of designer Coco Chanel, who often incorporated Aquamarine into her creations.
Today, Aquamarine is still highly valued for its stunning color and is a popular choice for engagement rings and other fine jewelry. It is also believed to have calming properties and is often used in meditation and spiritual practices.
Whether you are drawn to Aquamarine for its beauty or its spiritual properties, it is a gemstone with a rich and fascinating history that is sure to captivate you.
Thank you for reading, and we hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about the history of Aquamarine.
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