The traditional birthstone for the month of March is Aquamarine. Aquamarine is actually a blue-colored variation of Beryl; its name is derived from the Latin ‘aqua’ (water) and ‘mare’ (sea). Aquamarines can range in color from an almost colorless pale blue to blue-green or teal. The most valuable aquamarines today come from Brazil, but deposits can also be found in Kenya, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia.
Legend has it that the aquamarine originated in the treasure chest of fabulous mermaids, and has, since ancient times, been regarded as the sailors’ lucky stone keeping them safe and preventing seasickness. Old folklore tells us that the aquamarine has been believed to endow the wearer with foresight, courage, and happiness and in the Middle Ages it was believed that aquamarines could help overcome the effects of poisoning.
Judith Leiber Persia: JL1630SG-05
Kata Reverse: K210-Seaglass
David Yurman Chevron: DY054-05S
David Yurman Thoroughbred: DY058-05
Hope your March is going great! See you at Vision Expo East next week!