March Birthstone: Color and Meaning

by Martie Majoros
Aquamarine ring

The March birthstone, the aquamarine, was thought to cure heart, liver, and stomach diseases—all one had to do was drink the water in which the gem had been soaking.  

March Birthstone Color

Aquamarines may be found in the colors of their namesake: the sea (from the Latin, aqua for water and mare for sea). The soothing blue-green hues of the watery depths are captured forever in these jewels.

Birthstone Facts & Folklore

Aquamarine is a type of beryl, a mineral that forms from cooling magma deep inside Earth. Beryl can be found in many colors, ranging from blue-green to yellow to red. Emerald is another form of beryl.

Early sailors believed that aquamarine talismans, etched with the likeness of the sea god Neptune, protected them against ocean dangers. 

Wearing an aquamarine is believed to alleviate illness. If you dream of an aquamarine, you will soon make new friends.

Aquamarine, March birthstone


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