Mermaids, Mythology, and March's Birthstone

Mermaids, Mythology, and March's Birthstone

Revered as one of the most coveted colored gemstones for millennia, aquamarines have woven themselves into the very fabric of human history and mythology. 

With their delicate hues reminiscent of crystalline waters, aquamarines have long been associated with enchanting legends of mermaids and mysteries of the deep. They were often presented to sailors as tokens of protection, fostering a belief in the gemstone's ability to safeguard against the perils of the open sea.

Beyond their mythical allure, aquamarines hold a significant place in gemological history. 

Belonging to the beryl family, these gems are close “cousins” of the emerald and boast a stunning range of blue-green hues from the palest sky blue to deeply intense shades reminiscent of the ocean's depths. These mesmerizing gemstones are found in various parts of the world, with notable sources including the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais and the high Karakorum foothills of Pakistan. 

From ancient cultures like the Egyptians and Romans to modern jewelry collectors of today, aquamarines remain prized for their timeless beauty and otherworldly allure.

Those with March birthdays are lucky to have such a versatile birthstone, though just about anyone will fall in love with the gem's soothing color palette and generous sparkle. 

Our sophisticated selection of aquamarine jewelry and all of our latest finds are available in-store and online.

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