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Published Tue, 21 Feb 2023
Your March Birthstone is Aquamarine

Stone: Aquamarine
Birthstone: Month of March, the astrological star signs of Piscies & Aries, and is traditionally given as a gift for the 19th wedding anniversary.
Country of origin: Brazil, Pakistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Zambia and Mozambique, as well as elsewhere in Africa, the U.S, China, Myanmar, Russia and Ukraine.

About Aquamarine: Aquamarine is a variety of the gem species beryl, a close cousin of emerald. It is famed for its pure and even blue or blue-green colour which comes from the presence of iron in its crystal structure. Its colours can range from deep blue to nearly translucent.

Aquamarine is a pleochroic gem, meaning that its colour looks different depending on which direction you look at the crystal. This is due to the way aquamarine grows, in long six-sided columns.

What is the meaning of Aquamarine? Aquamarine symbolises purity of spirit and soul, and is thought to be able to quiet water, sooth tempers and bring happiness in marriage. As negative passions are cooled by the gem, communication and trust are improved. Many believe that wearing the gem can ease anxiety, increase mental clarity and promote healing from past traumas.

What is the history of Aquamarine? The name is derived from the two Latin words, aqua, meaning "water," and marina, which means "of the sea." In Ancient Greek culture, some believed Poseidon, God of the sea, created aquamarine directly from seawater. Other legends claim that mermaid's tails were made of aquamarine, adding some magic to the gem.

What is the provenance/traceability of Aquamarine? We are currently working through the traceability and supply chain of these stones, watch this space.

Caring for Aquamarine: Aquamarine is strong enough for everyday wear. Use warm, mild soapy water and a toothbrush to clean.

Discover Meadowlark pieces available with an Aquamarine stone here & explore our Gemstone Guide here x