Aquamarine is a stunning semi-precious gemstone in stunning shades of blue. These lovely natural stones can be seen in lovely antique and retro pieces of jewellery and in the modern and contemporary designs that are produced today.
This semi-precious stone is the birthstone of anyone that is born in the month of March and giving a gift of earrings, rings, bracelets, pendants, bracelets and any other piece of handcrafted semi-precious jewellery as a gift to someone who was born in this month and it is also the natural stone that represents the 18th wedding anniversary so again a piece of unique handmade jewellery containing this stone is a perfect gift for this occasion.
This beautiful semi-precious gemstone comes in colours that go from a pale blue with a green tinge to a very vibrant blue colour which is the variety of beryl which makes it the same family of stone as the emerald. This stone was given the name Aquamarine because the Latin word for water is water and the word Marine means the sea so together they form Aqua Marine which is perfect for a stone that is the colour of the sea with its changing shades. These stone was believed to have embodied the spirit and soul of the sea and has for many years been held as a symbol of everlasting youth, happiness and purification. The beautiful clear sparkling light blues in this semi-precious gemstone displays life giving properties and represents eternity and this is one of the many reasons other than its beauty that this stone is used to make stunning pieces of handcrafted jewellery like bracelets, pendants, necklaces, jewellery sets, and rings.
There are legends from long ago say that Aquamarine was first found in the treasure chests that belonged to the mermaids that lived under the sea. When we look back in history we see that the Roman fishermen used Aquamarine as a protection of all the harms that the sea could bring and this lovely semi-precious gemstone was said that if the stone was immersed in the sun drenched waters there powers would grow. Wearing pieces of handcrafted jewellery that have Aquamarine in the setting were to believed to guarantee a happy marriage and even today it can be seen set in many unique engagement rings and would make the owner not only happy but also wealthy.
This stone looks as beautiful when it is set in gold or white precious metals like sterling silver and platinum and looks as stunning from traditional to casual and modern designs. The stone can look stunning set on its own but when you add other semi-precious stones, crystals and pearls to the mix in the unique jewellery designs it can look even more beautiful.
When this stone is set next to polished Black Onyx the colour of the stones is enhanced and can produce some very unusual and dramatic styles. When set with deep blue semi-precious stones like Lapis Lazuli and blue goldstone the paler blue of the Aquamarine can look more intense. If you want a more feminine design then you can add soft coloured pearls or the lovely pink of Rose Quartz to give you a truly feminine piece of handcrafted jewellery. If you have blue or green coloured eyes and you wear this semi-precious gemstone in a piece of jewellery that will be near your face like a pair of earrings, a pendant or a necklace it will add sparkle and lustre to your eyes.
So if it is a gift you are looking for someone who was born in March or a special piece for yourself you will find many traditional and modern designs that contain this lovely semi-precious stone Aquamarine.