March Birthstone - the Color of the Aquamarine
The traditional color associated with the Aquamarine is is transparent
blue or sea-green however, the most admired aquamarine color is
sky-blue. This gemstone was strongly favored as a popular gem in jewelry. The
meaning of colors through the ages represented many aspects of life.
Social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism were all reflected in the
color blue! The symbolic meaning of the color blue has a Biblical
meaning symbolizing heavenly grace.
Definition of the
Aquamarine, the March Birthstone
Definition of Aquamarine, the March birth stone: The word Aquamarine is derived
from the Latin words "aqua marina" which means "sea water" which
reflect the color of the crystals. A transparent, pale green variety of
beryl, used as a gem. The Aquamarine is a member
of the Beryl (beryllium aluminum silicate) family. Crystal structure
of the Aquamarine, the March birth stone, is Hexagonal.
March Birth stone - the History of the Aquamarine
For those who were born in the month of March the Aquamarine is the
traditional birthstone. The history, myths, legends and folklore
surrounding the magical properties of different birthstones have been
handed down through the ages and from different civilisations. This
subject has been documented separately in the History of Birthstones section
which can be accessed by the link at the top of the page.