Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

by Allison of Fraske Designs

Happy birthday to those of you born in March!

March's birthstone is Aquamarine. A beautiful blue gemstone, the name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. Aquamarine comes in many shades of blue, and this is based on the presence of iron. The deeper the blue, the higher the value. Aquamarine is a popular choice for fashion jewelry because its blue shades compliment nearly all skin tones.

Legend has it that aquamarine protects sailors and guarantees a safe voyage.

Here is some handmade aquamarine jewelry available on Etsy:

Rain cloud brooch
Rain Cloud Brooch by Nesrin Duggan

Aquamarine Earrings Aquamarine Stud Earrings .925 Sterling Silver Aqua Studs March Birthstone Earrings

22K gold, Silky Aqua marine free form ring twisted wires rope band

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