March's Birthstone: Aquamarine


Aquamarine: March's Serene Symphony From Sea to Sky

March’s birthstone brings the tranquil allure of aquamarine, a gem known to echo the calmness of clear waters and expansive skies. Recognized as the primary birthstone for this month, aquamarines evoke a sense of tranquility and clarity. With their soothing blues ranging from the palest sky tones to deep azure, aquamarines transcend all seasons with its timeless beauty. 

Join us on a journey to explore the enchanting qualities and historical significance of March's birthstone – a perfect embodiment of serenity.

Aquamarine: A Serene Masterpiece of Nature

Aquamarine, named after the Latin words "aqua" (water) and "mare" (sea), captures the very spirit of its name. Ranging from delicate sky blues to deep sea hues, aquamarine mirrors the tranquility and clarity of a calm day on the water. This gem has been revered throughout history for both its calming and soothing properties.

Symbolism and Meaning

As a birthstone for March, aquamarine symbolizes tranquility and clarity. Its soothing blue tones are associated with the calming effects of water, bringing a sense of peace and serenity to the wearer. Aquamarine is often chosen for its ability to evoke a connection to the vastness of the sea and the tranquility it represents.

In ancient lore, aquamarine was believed to be a treasure of the mermaids, with the power to protect sailors and ensure safe voyages across the seas. The gem's association with water and protection has made it a symbol of courage, calmness, and clarity throughout various cultures. Its historical significance is intertwined with a sense of adventure and the vastness of the open sea.

Geographical Origins and Mining

Aquamarine can be found in various parts of the world, with significant deposits in Brazil, Nigeria, Madagascar, and Afghanistan. Each region contributes to the gem's unique characteristics, such as color intensity and clarity. Brazil, in particular, is renowned for producing some of the world's most stunning aquamarines, including the largest one ever recorded – the Dom Pedro, weighing an astonishing 10,363 carats.

Notable Pieces in History

Brazilian Aquamarine Tiara

Aquamarine has graced numerous royal collections throughout history, and one notable example is the Brazilian Aquamarine Tiara worn by Queen Elizabeth II. The tiara features large aquamarine gemstones surrounded by diamonds, creating a stunning display of delicate elegance. This historical piece attests to the gem's enduring allure in royal adornments.

The Rockefeller Aquamarine Necklace

A significant piece in the annals of aquamarine history is the Rockefeller Aquamarine Necklace. Owned by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, the wife of John D. Rockefeller Jr., this necklace features a stunning aquamarine pendant surrounded by diamonds. The piece showcases the gem's versatility and its ability to command attention in sophisticated designs.

Aquamarine in Modern Jewelry Design

Versatility in Design

Aquamarine's versatility makes it a favorite in modern jewelry design. Its range of blues complements various metal settings allowing for creativity in crafting. From statement earrings to Queen Elizabeth’s tiara, aquamarine continues to be a popular choice for those seeking timeless elegance with a touch of modern flair.

Aquamarine in Engagement Rings

Aquamarine's popularity in engagement rings has grown in recent years offering an alternative to more traditional gemstones. The gem's durability and captivating color make it an ideal choice for those seeking a unique and meaningful symbol of love.

Aquamarine in Statement Pieces

The gem's large sizes and impressive clarity often make it a favored choice for statement pieces. Aquamarine can be found in stunning necklaces, earrings, and cocktail rings, where its unique blues create a captivating focal point.

Birthstone Jewelry

As March's birthstone, aquamarine takes center stage in birthstone jewelry collections. Rings, necklaces, and earrings featuring this serene gem offer a personalized and meaningful way to celebrate birthdays and special occasions.

Caring for Aquamarine Jewelry

Gentle Care for a Gentle Gem

While aquamarines are relatively durable, they still require gentle care.  Clean your aquamarine jewelry with a soft brush and mild soapy water, avoiding harsh chemicals and ultrasonic cleaners. Storing it separately from other gems can also prevent scratching.

Explore the Aquamarine Collection at International Diamond Center

If you're captivated by the calming allure of aquamarine or celebrating a March birthday, explore our Aquamarine Collection at The International Diamond Center. From soft sky blues to deeper azure hues, each piece is a celebration of March's birthstone – a symphony of color resounding with the tranquility and beauty of nature.  Aquamarine offers a versatile palette for those seeking timeless beauty with a touch of the sea's enchantment.

At International Diamond Center, we understand the significance of birthstones and are here to help you find the perfect aquamarine gem to celebrate your loved ones or yourself. Visit your local IDC showrooms today and discover the magic of March's birthstone. It's time to embrace the serenity and beauty of the season with aquamarine.