Though today Aquamarine is most often thought of as March’s birthstone, in ancient times it was often called “mermaid’s treasure” and prized above all others by sailors!
Named for its resemblance to seawater, it was a must-have for Roman and Greek adventurers who believed the stone would keep them safe at sea!
As a member of the Beryl family, it possesses many of the same qualities as its “cousin” the emerald—and in fact, blue-green shades of Aquamarine were most prized during Queen Victoria’s reign.
Its hardness and durability make it an excellent choice for jewelry of all types from pendants and earrings to engagement rings that can stand up to everyday wear.
Not to mention that its eye-catching color beautifully compliments all skin tones and metal settings!
(A huge reason why Harper’s Bazaar has recently clocked this gem as the go-to stone for “something blue” among brides!)
With a stone so versatile, it’s easy to see why its popularity has transcended through the centuries and become a year-round favorite that’s not just reserved for March babies!
Whether you’re shopping for an upcoming birthday or just want to spoil yourself with a little “mermaid treasure” to keep you protected throughout life’s big adventures, we invite you to shop our selection at Walton’s!
We’re here to help and can’t wait to hear from you!
The Walton Family