March's birthstone Aquamarine comes in a gorgeous range of blues, from sky blue to peacock, and even cerulean.
The serene colors of aquamarine invoke the tranquility of its namesake, the sea. In fact, the name “aquamarine” is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. Ancient mariners claimed the gem would calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea.
Coming from the same variety of mineral as Emerald, Beryl, this gem has a hardness of 7.5–8 on the Mohs Scale, making it durable enough for everyday wear. Aquamarine grows in large, six-sided crystals that can be up to a foot long, which makes it a great gemstone to be cut and polished in larger carats for bold statement jewelry pieces.
Having little to no yellow in it, aquamarine looks great in many settings with different colored metals and gemstones.
Check out some of our favorite aquamarine pieces below!
Featuring a 9x6mm pear shaped aquamarine center stone, round and baguette diamond halo set in 14k rose gold
A one-of-a-kind design, featuring an aquamarine center stone and champagne diamonds set in 14k rose gold
A polished aquamarine set in 14k gold bezel with a sterling silver band
An emerald cut aquamarine center stone set in 14k yellow gold with two white diamonds on either side
Sterling silver with a satin finish featuring a petite aquamarine gem
One-of-a-kind design featuring two fair trade pear-shaped aquamarine and two Australian sapphire set in 14k white gold