The beauty that is aquamarine
Is there a more peaceful scene than an ocean view? That tranquil vista, where the clear sky meets the crisp ocean, where everything is blue and calm. There's no denying that an aquamarine gemstone embodies this sense of beauty and serenity. Aquamarine reflects all the colours of the cobalt palette and, in one opulent gem, manages to capture part of the natural world for us to always treasure.
Aquamarines throughout history
Since ancient times, aquamarine has long been referenced in conjunction with its preservative properties for sailors. A signifier of luck for sailors, it was called upon to protect them from the perils of their voyage. And according to legend, this effervescent gem was glamorous from its very beginnings, and is believed to have originated in the treasure chest of beautiful mermaids.
A blue-green variety of precious minerals known as beryl, you can distinctly identify aquamarine by its unique sea-blue colours and outstanding glassy lustre. In any cut, aquamarine glistens like the surface of the ocean while also inspiring a reflective affect through its serene colouring. The stone is as stunning and harmonious as nature itself.
Catching a glimpse of an aquamarine gemstone is like diving into the refreshing ocean on a hot summer day or gazing into the natural splendour of a rock pool. Like the life-giving sea or the sky’s affiliation with the divine heavens above, aquamarine is stunning, calming and deeply moving. It’s no surprise that the name aquamarine is derived from the Latin ‘aqua’ meaning water and ‘mare’ meaning sea.
Aquamarine’s calm, cool tint arouses reflection and sympathy as well as honesty. In its translucent, crisp and water-like formation, aquamarine is a rare gem that is equally solid and transparent. Known for its affinity with communication and tolerance, it’s pertinent that aquamarine is also symbolic of friendship and trust.
Among the endless majestic merits of this gem, it's also a natural beauty. Aquamarine's blend of blues means it’s incredibly complimentary to most skin tones and complexions and flattering for practically every eye colour.
The March birthstone
Given it’s the official birthstone for those born in March, what better present to prove your dedication to your loved ones than a stone that not only reflects a cerulean charm, but also your faith and dedication to one another?
Deeply metaphoric as well as resplendent, aquamarine is a truly spectacular stone.