March Birthstone: The Aquamarine
March 1, 2012 by Jacki Christopher
The Stone. Aquamarine is the official birthstone of the month of March, not to mention a favorite among jewelry lovers as a whole. Though it is the crowning stone of the third month, ladies born in any month can appreciate the special marine qualities of this unique stone. Aquamarine is a gemstone of the beryl family. While mines are found throughout the U.S., it is Brazil that corners the market on this delightful gemstone.
The Shade. Beryl gets its name from the Greek word beryllos, which means “precious blue-green color-of-sea-water stone”. Aqua marina specifies the aquamarine variety of beryl and means “water of the sea”. Could there be a more fitting description for the stone that naturally conjures up images of exotic seas? This ocean-blue stone is as radiant as pure sparkling water and the color seems to match winningly with nearly any shade of skin, eyes, or hair. The pale, icy hue that characterizes this stone comes from deposits of iron.
The Significance. While the aquamarine stone is not specifically mentioned by name in the Biblical text, beryl is. This special stone represented one of the twelve tribes of Israel and was mandated to adorn the priestly garments in the book of Exodus. In the book of Daniel, the beryl stone describes the body of the man that Daniel sees in a vision. In the Song of Songs it is said of the Beloved: “His hands are rods of gold set with beryl.” In the book of Revelation, the beryl stone is prophesied to decorate the walls of the New Jerusalem.
The Selection. At Apples of Gold, aquamarine is a house favorite. Committed to bringing you the finest this natural beauty has to offer, our selection includes rings, pendants, and earrings set in 0.925 sterling silver, 14k white gold, 14k yellow gold, and even platinum. For a special March birthday or for a woman whose own natural beauty would only be enhanced by this delicate gem, take a look at a few of our favorite aquamarine offerings.
Our Picks For That Special March Birthday…
Aquamarine Stud Earrings, Platinum Setting. For pure aquamarine with a touch of luxury, these stud earrings, set in platinum, are a must-have. Fully customizable, you choose the size of your stones—from 4mm to 7mm. These stunning aquamarine studs are also available in 14k yellow and white gold.
Aquamarine Gemstone Solitaire Ring in 14K White Gold. A perfect compliment to our aquamarine studs is this dazzling gemstone solitaire ring. The stone carries an AAA rating and is also customizable to fit your size preference (stones range in size from 4mm to 7mm, or 0.40-1.50 carats). This ring is a delightful birthday gift for a special March lady of any age.
Aquamarine and Tanzanite Diamond Pendant, 10K White Gold. For the true lover of blue stones, this pendant delivers two rich blue gems. The one carat aquamarine stone is topped with a 3mm round tanzanite—it’s dark, purplish blue contrasting the aquamarine’s cool, water tone. The pendant is set in durable 10k white gold.
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