One can view the stone as encapsulating the atmosphere of the ocean, it is believed to be both soothing and cleansing, its mystical properties reflecting a ritualistic dive into the deep.The aqueous blue stone Aquamarine is the birthstone of the close of the Piscean season; paired with the symbolic fish, the stone too recalls the depths of the ocean. In its natural state, viewing an aquamarine crystal is akin to watching the light play upon the water. The name itself comes from the Latin phrase aqua marina, or “water of the sea” and the gem was used as a talisman of good luck and safety for the sea expeditions of Greek and Roman sailors (GIA). One can view the stone as encapsulating the atmosphere of the ocean, it is believed to be both soothing and cleansing, its mystical properties reflecting a ritualistic dive into the deep. As March was traditionally the close of the calendar year, the stone has likewise been seen as a symbol of letting go, of release. The stone’s mystical and cultural histories reveal aquamarine to be a force in conquering deep emotional currents, while also freeing the mind of one’s thoughts and patterns, inducing the meditative ebb and flow of the sea.
For any March Birthdays, holiday gifts, or treats for yourself, you can shop our Aquamarine page. The Olive Ring showcases a single blue stone in a larger setting, and the Olive Double Stone Bracelet can be seen as a friendship symbol, as was thought of the stone in Roman times. Learn More about Aquamarine below.
THE HISTORY OF THE MARCH BIRTHSTONEThe first known study on Aquamarine was written in Latin in 1609 by a personal physician of the Emperor Rudolf the II, while philosopher Pliny the Elder referred to the stone in writing as, the treasures of mermaids. Not only a talisman for sea ships, but the Romans would also likewise carve talismans for friendships, believing that it would instill harmony in partnership (Origin Stones). The stone continued to mystify those that came across it, and by the 20th century, the blue notes were the most treasured and sought after. The bluish hue is a product of its iron oxides (Crystal Vaults), however, aquamarine is part of the beryl family which likewise includes green emeralds.