Sunday, 27 February 2011

Amazing Aquamarine - March Birthstone

Amazing Aquamarine is one of the most stunning gemstones and one of the most highly prized.

It is the birthstone for March and also the Zodiac Gem for the star sign Scorpio.

As I have not completed a blog for a while, I thought I would show case this wonderful gemstone and many of the wonderful items I have found on Folksy that feature it. Many of the items featured have been created by members of our monthly listing club on Folksy - please click on the photos for a link to the items and to their shops for more wonderful creations...

Aquamarine is one of our most popular gems with its colours ranging from the palest pastel blue through to light green. The name Aquamarine is derived from Latin, meaning 'Water of the Sea' It is a member of the Beryl family of gemstones. Some of which you may recognise... Emerald (green) Morganite (pink) Heliodor (yellow) Bixbite (red) and there are more too! The blue colour in Aquamarine is formed by trace amounts of iron in its crystal structure.

Aquamarine is mined in Brazil, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zambia and Madagascar. The best gems are often referred to as "Santa Maria" after the deposits mined in the Santa Maria de Itabira Mines in Brazil.

I was very fortunate to have sourced a sizable Santa Maria Blue Aquamarine gemstone and set it in 14K white gold. I was even more fortunate to have sold it on Folksy last year!

Aquamarine was believed to be able to imbue great vision on the wearer. It was often set into the eyes of statues to symbolise wisdom and power. The gemstone is believed to capture organic energies. A calming and purifying gemstone, it is also said to eradicate fears, phobias, ward off sea sickness and to protect the wearer from drowning. It is often worn by those who meditate to calm the mind.

Just what I need!

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Jacqueline x


  1. Hi Jacqueline,

    Thanks for including our Angel Pendant in this gorgeous selection. You have a lovely blog and it is really nice to learn so much about Aquamarine.

    We're not surprised your Aquamarine and gold pendant was snatched up - it's stunning.

    All the best,

    Elizabeth & Chryssanthi

  2. I lusted after your aquamarine necklace and I am sure that the lady wearing it, is very happy to.

    Lovely feature gallery Jacqueline, such a lovely gemstone!

    Natalie x

  3. Thanks for the really interesting blog, there's so much I didn't know about this stone which I do now!

    Your aquamarine necklace was amazing, simply stunning!

  4. That was very interesting and enjoyable. I love reading about the different properties of them all. That pendant is stunning. Lovely selection Linda

  5. Really enjoyable read Jacqueline together with a lovely selection of items.

    The colour & clarity of your pendant is stunning - lucky owner!

    I bought some aquamarine last year to compliment a set of EJR lampwork beads. -i"m inspired to get going on the piece now!

  6. Facinating! And many congrats on all your folksy sales. Beautiful picks from other folksy sellers

  7. What a fascinating post........I am sure I am like many others who love the shape and colour of gemstones but know nothing about them.....thank you for telling us all about this wonderful stone.....gorgoeous picks too
    Trish xx

  8. Stunning!! I love aquamarine. If it's got all those qualities I should get some

    Cat x