Aquamarine the gemstone for March

Aquamarine - March birthstone
A mermaids treasure


Aquamarine the gemstone for March, belongs to the Beryl family which includes gemstones such as Emerald and Morganite.

There is much folklore surrounding the aquamarine gemstone, here a few snippets to enjoy.

As a wedding gift!

A bridegroom can give aquamarine as a gift to his bride, not just for the “something blue”, but also because when exchanged by lovers it can help the path of their interactions.

Aquamarine uses in crystal healing

Aquamarine can be used in a similar way to amethyst, for help in calming emotional problems. Equally it can be worn to help relieve the pain of toothache
and to help illnesses of the jaw, throat and stomach.

March Birthstone
Aquamarine crystal the birthstone for March

Since aquamarine is considered a cleansing and purifying stone.
it is said that if you make a tincture as follows,

Place an aquamarine in a glass of fresh water.
Leave in full moonlight (outdoors is best), for three hours.
Remove the stone and drink the liquid

The drink provides purification and heightened psychic awareness.

I have not tried this myself so do not take my word that it works, though you may like to try it for yourself!

Ancient Romans believed that aquamarine provided energy and cured laziness, and would also protect them against any dangers while travelling by sea.

There is a birthday poem associated with March and it refers to the “traditional” birthstone for March? Which is not aquamarine.

I designed the poem as a printable which is ready to frame, a novel gift idea for those born in March. You can find it  here 

March gemstone, the aquamarine being part of the Beryl family is fairly hard wearing and good for using in most types of jewelry.

Where is Aquamarine found?

Aquamarine deposits can be found in several States within the U.S. including Wyoming, Idaho and central Colorado.

The largest gemstone quality aquamarine ever mined was found in Marambaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1910.

Weighing in at over 110 kg (243 lb), the rough material dimensions were 48.5 cm (19 in) long and 42 cm (16 12 in) in diameter.

Dom Pedro aquamarine is the world’s largest cut aquamarine gem.
Cut from a crystal originally weighing approximately 100 pounds (45 kg) and measuring more than 3 feet (0.91 m) in length
This stone was mined in Pedra Azul, in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil around 1980, and named after the Brazilian emperors Pedro I and Pedro II.
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