March is in full swing! This month brings the long-awaited transition from Winter into Spring. I can think of no better gemstone to bridge the gap between the chilly nights into warmer days than aquamarine! Shimmering, sparkly blues perfectly complement the changing seasons. For this Spring equinox, check out some of our favorite styles featuring this unique gem!
The name aquamarine comes from Latin, and means “sea water.” It’s easy to imagine warm, sunny days at a beach when you look at this gem! Aquamarine comes in a range of beautiful blues, from a pale baby blue, a vibrant sky blue, to a blue-green that is truly reminiscent of the sea. This ring features 2.40 carats of pristine sky blue aquamarine, expertly cut to an oval shape. The vintage inspired white gold design makes this design romantic!
These earrings hail from our American Gem Collection. Did you know that less than 1% of all gemstones used in jewelry come from America? We’re making it our mission to spotlight locally mined gemstones in our jewelry. These aquamarines come from Colorado, and weigh a showstopping 3.60 carats in all. Some have said that aquamarine is a symbol of happiness and connection. That makes this gemstone the perfect gift for a loved one! Whenever aquamarine is worn, the connection between the gift giver and recipient grows stronger.
Did you know that aquamarine is in the same gemstone family as emerald and morganite? Each of these gemstones are a part of the beryl family. Aquamarine, like other beryls, can grow quite large crystals, but it is rare to find large crystals that are free of inclusions. It ranks at an 8 on the Mohs hardness scale, so it is a strong enough gemstone for everyday wear. This necklace features a crystal clear 1.40 carat oval-cut aquamarine, finished off with a checkerboard faceting style for even more sparkle!
This American Gem Collection piece features a truly unique aquamarine. The elongated pear shape gem weighs over 2 carats, and creates a point that is similar to the tip of an arrow. Centuries ago, as sailors looked for any protection they could from uncertain seas, aquamarine was used as a talisman for safety and good luck. It was said to be the treasure of mermaids, and guarantee a safe voyage. This ring is the perfect charm for positivity and security through uncertain times!
It’s hard to deny that this month’s birthstone is one of beauty and good luck! No matter which style you choose, the good vibes and great sparkle of this gem will keep you shining.