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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

If you are looking for a gift for someone born in March, you might want to consider aquamarine, the beautiful blue gemstone that symbolizes the month. Aquamarine is a variety of beryl, the same mineral family as emerald, and has a captivating color that ranges from pale blue to deep blue-green. Aquamarine is also known for its excellent clarity and transparency, making it a perfect choice for jewelry. And unlike emerald, it is relatively hard on the Mohs scale (7.5-8.0), which makes it hard to scratch. It will stay shiny and sparkly for years, even with daily wear in a ring.

Aquamarine has a long and fascinating history that spans many cultures and civilizations. The name aquamarine comes from Latin words meaning "water of the sea," reflecting its ocean-like hue. Ancient sailors believed that aquamarine could protect them from storms and calm the waves. In medieval times, aquamarine was though to have healing powers and was used to treat various ailments. Today aquamarine is still associated with healing, as well as peace, tranquility, clarity, as well as happiness in marriage. And speaking of happiness in marriage, aquamarine is not only the birthstone for March, but also a traditional gift for the 19th wedding anniversary. 

At the Crown Jewel, we have a stunning collection of aquamarine jewelry pieces for sale, from rings to earrings to necklaces, in sterling silver and gold settings. Whether you are looking for a simple solitaire or a dazzling pendant, we have something for every taste and budget. You can browse our online catalog or visit our stores in Ashland and Jacksonville to see our selection of aquamarine jewelry.

Many of our customers want to know how to clean and care for their gemstone jewelry. Aquamarine jewelry can be cleaned in warm, soapy water. Soak your piece first, then gently scrub with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Be careful to not scrub the gold setting too hard, as its surface can become scratched and dull, and don't scrub silver settings at all. Dry your piece completely. Use a cloth like the Sunshine polishing cloth to shine up the metal setting. Steam cleaners are not recommended for aquamarines, and nor are ultrasonic cleaners. Aquamarine is less porous than the most vulnerable gems; however, it is always best practice to avoid wearing your jewelry when using cleaners, ammonias, antibacterial agents, and hand sanitizers, as the color of your stones can be affected over time.

Aquamarine is a gem that combines beauty, history, and meaning in one sparkling package. It is an ideal gift for anyone born in March or celebrating their 19th anniversary. It is also a great way to add some color and elegance to your own wardrobe. Shop now at The Crown Jewel and find your perfect aquamarine piece today!


Queen Elizabeth II in her famous aquamarine parure, gifted to her over many years by the country of Brazil.