Aquamarine is the beautiful birthstone for March. The name derives from the Latin word aqua marina (sea water), owing to its varying shades of soothing blue-green colours. One of the most popular semi precious gemstones in jewellery, it pairs most beautifully with diamonds in white gold.
March Birthstone Meaning & Symbolism
Not just a beautiful stone, Aquamarine evokes feelings of tranquility serenity, clarity and harmony. Its calming energy reduces stress and quiets the mind. Known as a Healing Stone it is an excellent choice for a gift whether you were born in March or not.
Healing Properties of Aquamarine
- A Healing Stone
- Washes away stress
- Cools a high temper
- Clears the mind
- Calms the heart
- Activates inner courage
- Enhances creative expression
- Promotes empathy and kindness
Symbols Associated with Aquamarine
19th Anniversary Gift
You may have already known that Aquamarine was the birthstone for March. But did you know it was also the gift traditionally given for a 19th anniversary gift? What better way to spoil your loved one after 19 years than with this gorgeous gem stone.
March Birthstone Claddagh Jewellery
Of course we cannot speak about March Birthstone jewellery without mentioning the iconic Claddagh. Combine the Aquamarine’s unique healing properties with Ireland’s iconic symbol of Love, Loyalty and Friendship to give a truly meaningful birthday gift. Loved worldwide our range of Claddagh Birthstone jewellery is hand crafted in silver and gold. Featuring a collection of rings, pendants and earrings, it is always a favourite. Discover the much loved Claddagh birthstone collection from Galway here.
Cleaning & Maintaining Your Aquamarine Jewellery
The hardness and durability of gem stones is measured on a Mohs scale. The scale is based on the relative ease of difficulty with which one mineral can be scratched by another. It is worth noting the Mohs scale is deceptive. Diamond is measured at 10 just one number away from the corundum family. But is many times harder than the gems in the Corundum family.
Aquamarine is 7.5 – 8 on this scale. Therefore it is a durable gemstone as long as you treat it with the care and attention this stunning Gem stone deserves.
Cleaning Your Aquamarine Jewellery
The safest way to clean your Aquamarine jewellery is of course by a professional. We have all the equipment including an ultrasonic cleaner and steam cleaner to bring your Aquamarine jewellery back to its full glory. Check out our jewellery services page for more information.
Alternatively you can you can use warm soapy water and a soft bristled toothbrush to clean your jewellery.
Simply soak the jewellery in a mild dish soap for a few minutes. Then clean the jewellery with your soft toothbrush. Finish by using a soft cloth to dry completely.
Now that we have armed you with the meaning behind this beautiful birthstone you can browse the beautiful collection online. Whether buying as a gift for yourself or a loved one this simply stunning stone is sure to impress.