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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A vintage vibrant blue 1.20 carat vintage oval Aquamarine is set east west in a hand crafted saw tooth bezel. The band is a double forked side and holds the bezel set stone beautifully. Crafted of recycled 14k yellow gold each ring is unique to its gem and handcrafted to my exacting specifications. This piece would make a lovely nontraditional engagement ring.

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

Our jewelry making process takes time, we don't mass produce, each piece is made by hand in house using age old techniques.

Layaway available, contact us for details.

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Pearls and aquamarines make a pretty combo in this circa 1900 15k yellow gold necklace. The aquas are bezel set, one round gem at the center and a pear shaped pale blue beauty hanging from the bottom. Elegant and lovely.

Details.....The pendant part of the necklace measures 1.42", the little panels of pearls measure .62", the necklace has a wearable length of 16". In good Antique condition. You should expect all vintage and antique jewels to show some wear, we consider it part of their charm.

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Faceted icy blue tear drop Aquamarines are suspended from vintage 14k white gold links which dangle prettily from 14k white gold ear wires. The gems are natural and the metal recycled. This unique pair of earrings was hand crafted exclusively for GSL by brunet.

Details.....The Aquamarines measure 8mm x 12mm and the drop from the ear is 1.30". Each item of this jewelry line is hand crafted using unique vintage, ethically sourced and recycled pieces.

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Whether you purchase an antique or vintage piece, our handcrafted 720 line, or Ancient Influences line, all of gems and metal are recycled.


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Elegant Signature Packaging Included

Elegant Signature Packaging Included

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"I adore my ring (1940s white gold with diamonds and lab sapphires) and can't wait to come in and have it sized with y'all. Thank you again. You made one of the happiest events of my life even more special with your incredible product. All the best,"

Kate & Derek

15 SEP 2018, 8:42

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Kelly Smith

20 MAR 2019, 12:21

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15 SEP 2017, 14:42

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