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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

March babies are lucky to have a gorgeous birthstone like aquamarine. This gemstone is a symbol of youth, hope, and health. It is also believed to bring the wearer good luck, happiness, and everlasting youthfulness. Aquamarine comes in an array of shades of blue, from pale to deep blue-green. This blog post will explore the fascinating history, properties, and benefits of March's beautiful birthstone.

History of Aquamarine

Aquamarine has been highly prized since ancient times. The name "aquamarine" comes from the Latin words "aqua" and "marina," which mean "water" and "of the sea," respectively. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that aquamarine was a sacred gemstone that could protect sailors and guarantee a safe voyage. In medieval times, it was believed that wearing aquamarine could cure eye diseases, relieve anxiety, and protect against poison.

Properties of Aquamarine

Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family, which also includes emerald and morganite. It is a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which makes it a durable gemstone that is ideal for everyday wear. It is also a relatively affordable gemstone, making it a popular choice for engagement rings and other jewellery. The most valuable aquamarine gemstones are those that are transparent and have a deep blue-green colour.

Benefits of Aquamarine

Aquamarine is said to have many healing properties. It is believed to help balance emotions, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote feelings of calm and tranquility. It is also said to enhance intuition and creativity, and to boost the immune system. Some people believe that aquamarine can help with communication, especially in relationships, by promoting honest and open dialogue.

The Birthstone for March Babies

Aquamarine is a beautiful gemstone that is steeped in history and symbolism. March babies are lucky to have such a stunning birthstone that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also has many healing properties. Whether you wear aquamarine as jewellery or simply keep it close to you as a talisman, it is sure to bring you good luck, happiness, and everlasting youthfulness.

Looking for your birthstone? Explore the birthstone collection here.


Jess Kumanovski

Maison de Femmes founder and creative director.

A hopeful romantic, Jess lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and has always had a particular knack for untangling jewellery and dating idiots. She started Maison de Femmes in 2018 as an escape from the 9-5 office grind, and it's been a magical ride ever since.

Find out more about our humble origins on the About Us page.