It’s officially March and spring is just around the corner! March babies are lucky to have aquamarine as their birthstone. This light blue gem makes us dream of the blue skies and warm weather that lie ahead!

Gabriel & Co. Aqumarine Pendants

 Gabriel & Co. Aquamarine Necklaces

Style #NK5241SVAQ - 925 Sterling Silver Aquamarine/Diamond Bezel Necklace

#NK5751W4532 - 14K White Gold Synthetic Pear Shape Aquamarine/Diamond Necklace

#NK5312W45AQ - 14K White Gold East/West Aquamarine/Diamond Halo Necklace

         Aquamarine is a light blue variety of the mineral beryl (Fun Fact: Emerald is also a variety of beryl). The name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word "aqua", which means “water” and "marina", the word for “sea”. Aquamarine’s color is tranquil, just like the ocean.

Gabriel & Co. Aquamarine Stud Earrings

Gabriel & Co. Style # EG9285W45AQ - 14K White Gold Aquamarine Diamond Halo Stud Earrings


         This gemstone is quite rare, which is why aquamarine jewelry is so valuable. It is most often found in Brazil, but can also be found in parts of Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia and a few other locations. Darker, more vibrant aquamarine is extremely rare and prized.

Gabriel & Co. Sterling Silver Aquamarine Engravable Bangle Bracelet

 Gabriel & Co. Style #BG3867SVJAQ - 925 Sterling Silver Aquamarine Engravable Bangle Bracelet

         It was once believed that aquamarine could protect sailors on voyage, and even act as an antidote to poisoning. Today, people use aquamarine spiritually in meditation, as some say this gem can lessen tempers and align your spiritual and physical self. Blue is a soothing color, so next time you're feeling stressed, wear your aquamarine jewels and let your worries melt away!

Gabriel & Co. Pear Shape Aquamarine Drop Earrings

Gabriel & Co. Style #EG13097W45AQ - 14K White Gold Pear Shape Aquamarine and Diamond Drop Earrings

 

         No matter what you believe, we can all agree that aquamarine is beautiful. It looks stunning whether worn as pendants, earrings, rings or any other type of jewelry. It ranges 7.5 – 8 out of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale, which means that it’s fairly durable as long as you protect it from hard knocks and scratches.

          Find the perfect gift for a March birthday by shopping our collections of aquamarine jewelry online (click here!), and in-store. Be sure to check out our Estate Collections for one-of-a-kind jewelry at amazing prices.

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