March Birthstone Jewelry - The Aquamarine

The name is derived from two words meaning “water” and “of the sea.” It has been said that the stone gives the wearer protection against foes in battle, making him or her unconquerable.


Wearing aquamarine was believed to be an antidote to poisoning during the Middle Ages. The gem was in popular demand for that reason, as death by poison was widely common among royalty at that time.

Also during the Middle Ages, aquamarine was considered a superior stone for fortune telling when cut as a crystal ball.

Romans believed aquamarine could reconcile differences between friends when a frog was carved into a piece of the jewelry.


Bloodstone, a dark green gemstone speckled with red spots, is another birthstone associated with March.

A member of the beryl family, aquamarine is blue to blue-green in color. Today, the more blue the color the higher the value of the gem.


In addition to being the birthstone for March, aquamarine is the gem of the 19th wedding anniversary.

Latest Arrivals - March Birthstone Jewelry

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The .69 carat emerald cut Aquamarine in this classic 1950's engagement ring is the blue of an evening sky. In Platinum, with baguette diamonds set in raised shoulder details on each side of the Aqua. Aquamarines come in many shades of blue, this unique beauty would be a lovely choice for your engagement.

Details....Currently a size 6, we will size this ring for you at no extra charge. The top measures 12.2mm x 7.1mm. In very good vintage condition.

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This elegant necklace from the early 20th century is timeless in its simplicity. The graceful piece is set with two icy blue Aquamarines in 15k gold. So lovely and classic, this necklace is perfect for any occasion. Circa 1915.

Details.....The gem set drop measures 0.3" wide by 1.6" long. The chain measures 16" long. In Excellent Vintage Condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm.

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Pretty pear shaped Aquamarine gems sit in fancy Georgian style bezels handcrafted to my exacting specifications in 14k white gold, the 3-1-3 cut back collet design is an obsession of mine. Set above the Aquas are transitional cut diamonds in saw tooth collars, the earrings are suspended from hand drawn ear wires. We will make a few pairs of these but each pair will be subtly different and vary in size. The gems are meant to be complementary in shape and size to each other, not perfect matches.

All of our metals come from a certified green refinery and our stones are drawn from our collection of vintage gems.

There will be a lovely collection of Aquamarine pieces coming out of our workshop as I was lucky enough to find a large collection of loose gems. Our jewelry making process takes time each piece is made by hand using age old techniques. All of the items from this line of jewels is crafted in our in house studio.

Details.....These earrings have a 1" drop from the ear. The pear shaped Aquamarines have a total carat weight of 5.70 and the diamonds have a total carat weight of .53. Newly handcrafted in our in house studio of all recycled materials.

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15 SEP 2018, 8:42

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20 MAR 2019, 12:21

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