YOUR STORY - Blue Gem Aquamarine

acquamarine birthstone

Born in March? Lucky you! You may call the dreamy Aquamarine your (March) birthstone. Because of its beautiful, versatile colours and affordability this semi-precious gemstone deserves to be your go-to piece of everyday jewellery - even if you’re not a March baby.


The stone varies in colour from deep blue to blue-green of different intensities. Aquamarine is a form of the mineral beryl that also includes other gemstones like emerald, morganite, and heliodor. Beryl consists of four elements: beryllium, aluminium, silicon, and oxygen. It is a relatively hard gem, ranking after the diamond, ruby, sapphire, alexandrite and topaz. Aquamarine is found in Brazil (the world's leading source of gem quality aquamarine for over a hundred years) the Middle East, Russia and several countries in Africa. 


The name aquamarine is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning ‘water’, and marina, meaning ‘of the sea.’ Perhaps because of its association with water, people think the stone to have a calming, soothing influence; the stone helps the wearer to stay more cool and level-headed during times of stress. 


Early sailors even believed that aquamarine talismans would protect them against ocean dangers and drowning. Over the ages, many cultures believed that aquamarine also has special powers on land, particularly to married couples as it would reawaken love. Also, the stone is a symbol of everlasting youth. In Roman times, people used aquamarine to support digestion and boost the immune system. Furthermore, the stone's healing energy is linked to the throat chakra. People think is also helps the wearer with communication and expression. And finally, if you dream of an aquamarine, you will soon make new friends.

The stone is a favourite among designers and customers for many reasons. One of them is its affordability; people aquamarine also know it as ‘the poor man’s diamond’.

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