march birthstone: aquamarine gemstones are the traditional birthstone for march babies! Aquamarine jewelry makes a perfect gift for a march birthday or the mother-to-be of a march baby. Delight in the beauty of erin gallagher’s march birthstone jewelry collection and give the gift of traditional birthstones - aquamarine birthstones!
aquamarine design & lore: aquamarine captures the allure of the sky and the seas. Legends refer to aquamarine as the treasure of Atlantis. "Aquamarine" means "blue sea", and so thought to protect sailors and ships. According to legend, it signifies the awakening of friendship among informal acquaintances and the rejuvenation of long marital relationships. It’s easy to understand why ancient sailors believed aquamarines could keep them safe at sea. You just can’t help but stop and stare at the shimmering pale blue or tranquil aqua green color of an aquamarine gemstone. It’s like suddenly finding yourself on the edge of a lake or sea on a gorgeous sunny day- simply mesmerizing.
gem trivia: aquamarine does seem to have captured the lucid blue of the oceans. No wonder, when you consider that it originated in the treasure chest of fabulous mermaids and has been regarded as the sailors' lucky stone. Its name is derived from the Latin word 'aqua' (water) and 'mare' (sea). It is said that aquamaribe strengths are developed to their best advantage when it is placed in water.
gem geeks: aquamarine is composed of beryllium aluminum silicate (beryl), aquamarine comes in various shades such as pale blue, yellow, green and brown. Found all over the world, principle sites include Brazil, Russia, Uruguay and Arizona.
our genuine aquamarine: is mined in South Africa. They are hand-selected for pale blue color and hand-cut for maximum brilliance.
care: aquamarine is rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals, and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.