March gemstone - aquamarine fun facts and pale blue drop earrings

March gemstone - aquamarine fun facts

by Tawny Reynolds on Mar 01, 2017

March gemstone - aquamarine fun facts and pale blue drop earrings by Sundrop Jewelry
Happy birthday to me!  (Well, not quite yet - I still have to wait a couple more weeks. :) )

I love the color of my March gemstone, pale blue aquamarine.  But I'd never dug a bit deeper until now - so here come the fun facts!

March gemstone - aquamarine fun facts

Aquamarine ranges in color from deep blue to blue-green of varying shades.  It was named by the Romans from the words “aqua” and “marine", as it looked like sea water. (No wonder I named my own aquamarine glass color “Water”!)

March gemstone - aquamarine birthstone

Ever since associated with the sea, aquamarine was a sacred gem for sailors, promising a prosperous voyage and protection from perils and sea monsters.

In the Middle Ages, soothsayers used “magic mirrors” made of aquamarine to tell fortunes and foretell the future.

Aquamarine has been used as eyeglasses to correct nearsightedness, from Emperor Nero 2,000 years ago to more recently in Germany.  In fact, the German word for glasses “brille” is derived from beryl, the mineral which comprises aquamarine.

March gemstone - aquamarine

Uniquely amongst gemstones, aquamarine never has inclusions.  Their flawless form is often enhanced with cuts similar to diamonds.

Aquamarine’s pale blue-green color works perfectly with Spring and Summer wardrobes.

A perfect match for aquamarine, Sundrop Jewelry's pale blue drop earrings and necklaces are made from recycled Bombay Sapphire Gin bottles, melted with sunshine! Sunlight on water, the perfect sparkling eco-friendly jewelry to enhance your Spring styles.

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