Did you know that the aquamarine gem is the March birthstone? This gorgeous blue stone has appealed to people for centuries because of its beauty, meaning, and symbolism. At Tobin Jewelers, aquamarine is one of our favorite birthstones because of its fascinating history and eye-catching traits. Check out more information about aquamarine in this blog.
Did you know that aquamarine symbolizes faithfulness, courage, and friendship? It’s also the 19th wedding anniversary gemstone! Aquamarine has been believed by many to increase happiness, courage, intelligence, wisdom, and youthfulness. Wearing the gem also used to be believed to prevent gossip! It’s no wonder aquamarine is desired by so many.
It’s no surprise that the name “aquamarine” means “seawater,” forming from Latin “aqua marina.” The beautiful greenish-blue stone reminds us all of the beautiful waters around the world.
Aquamarine is found in all shades of blue-green, including teal and sea-foam green. Currently, the most preferred color is sky-blue. Some aquamarines are heat treated to change the color and hue of the stone. Doing so actually improves aquamarine’s overall color and clarity and can add value to it.
Is aquamarine your birthstone? March is finally here, which means your birthday is coming up! Treat yourself or someone with a March birthday to a piece of jewelry featuring aquamarine. To learn more about our aquamarine selection at Tobin Jewelers, visit a showroom in Mequon or New Berlin today!