Mar 5, 2011

March Birthstone - Aquamarine

Its been a long time between posts due to some personal issues so I decided a good way to start back would be to resurrect my what were supposed to be monthly birthstone posts.

The modern birthstone for March is the Aquamarine. Its name is derived from the Latin "aqua" (water) and "mare" (sea) so its no wonder that it has long been regarded as the sailors lucky stone. As with emerald, aquamarine is a type of beryl and is traditionally blue or turquoise in colour.

I have used aquamarine to create one of my varieties of V style earrings:

Here are some more examples of aquamarine:

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