March's Birthstone - Aquamarine March 14 2016, 0 Comments

Continuing with my birthstone series, if you are born in March then your stone of choice should be an aquamarine. This stone is a member of the same mineral family as emerald and morganite.

The name comes from the Latin aqua marina, water of the sea. The most valuable colour is darkish blue, similar to a very pale sapphire, although there are various different shades. Aquamarine has been highly valued in jewellery for a long time, aqua coloured glass pieces intended to imitate this stone have been found which were at least 2,000 years old. 

Aquamarine is said to calm thoughts and help emotional and physical balance.

I don't offer aquamarine as a standard option for any of my rings as it’s a slightly more expensive stone and more complex to purchase, but would be very happy to quote any item you are interested in.

Last year when I published a post on aquamarine I had just purchased an irregular parcel of stones, one of which is in this gold teardrop ring above.

I also have a silver ring on my bench waiting for one of these stones, keep an eye on my instagram for an image later in the week.