March Birthstone: Aquamarine
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!