MARCH BIRTHSTONE - AQUAMARINE


The gemstone aquamarine is the blue, or perhaps more correctly, blue-green or aqua variety of the mineral beryl. Aquamarine is the birthstone for March, and it is commonly recognized as the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Scorpio (although it is usually referred to as beryl in this regard). As beryl, aquamarine is mentioned in the Bible. Aquamarine jewelry is associated with beauty, honesty, loyalty, and happiness.

Other gemstone color varieties that are also the mineral beryl include emerald, morganite, and heliodor.

The hardness and durability of aquamarine make it a fine gemstone, and its light blue or aqua color makes it a fine choice when the harsher colors of some other gemstones would overwhelm or distract from an outfit. Its typical delicate color allows it to be used in a larger stone where its beauty can be impressive.

Aquamarine is colored by trace amounts of iron, and most gem aquamarines have been heat treated to produce the popular blue-green colors from less desirable yellow or pale stones. The leading producer of aquamarines is the country of Brazil, which has many mines. Pakistan, as well as many U.S. localities, produce wonderful specimens as well. Recently, a new mine in China has produced large numbers of excellent flat (stubby) hexagonal crystals, for a fraction of the price of those beautiful Pakistan specimens.

Aquamarine is sometimes found in huge crystals (unlike emerald). It is also known in a glassy form, often without showing crystal form, and sometimes with many holes or other odd shapes. Other times a large cluster of prismatic crystals can be seen to all have the same alignment - a sign that it is really a single crystal with many faces.


For natural aquamarine specimens, please see our Aquamarine specimen pages.
Aquamarine Jewelry - Hover over an item for more information
Round Amethyst Sterling Silver Mother's Ring with Aquamarine & Peridot - Liana Ring with Three Gems
This lovely leafy vine ring twines across the finger while brilliant gems bloom among the leaves.Only $185.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Amethyst Sterling Silver Mother's Ring with Aquamarine & Peridot - Liana Ring with Three Gems
$185.00
Gemvara
ROX by Alexa Aquamarine & Jade 5-Row Stretch Bracelet, Womens
Stretch on some multi-faceted design with this five-row aquamarine, jade and blue amozonite bracelet. Metal: Gold-tone metalStones: Genuine aquamarineOther Stones: Genuine green jade, genuine blue amozoniteLength: 7.5inGemstones may be treated and may...Only $95.00 at jcpenney
no photoROX by Alexa Aquamarine & Jade 5-Row Stretch Bracelet, Womens
$95.00
jcpenney
Round Peridot Sterling Silver Mother's Ring with Aquamarine & London Blue Topaz - Liana Ring with Three Gems
This lovely leafy vine ring twines across the finger while brilliant gems bloom among the leaves.Only $185.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Peridot Sterling Silver Mother's Ring with Aquamarine & London Blue Topaz - Liana Ring with Three Gems
$185.00
Gemvara
Round Red Garnet Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Aquamarine - Written in the Stars Ring
Two glittering gemstones and numerous star etchings rest atop the hollowed upper band of this gleaming ring, designed for the stargazers among us.Only $215.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Red Garnet Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Aquamarine - Written in the Stars Ring
$215.00
Gemvara
Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Red Garnet & Aquamarine - Double Knots Ring
This gorgeous, contemporary setting forms a pair of knots, each enclosing a stunning, 3mm, prong-set stone. It's carefully handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals.Only $180.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Promise Ring with Red Garnet & Aquamarine - Double Knots Ring
$180.00
Gemvara
Sterling Silver Ring with Aquamarine - Supernova Band
One glittering gemstone and numerous star etchings rest atop the hollowed upper band of this gleaming ring, designed for the stargazers among us.Only $220.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Ring with Aquamarine - Supernova Band
$220.00
Gemvara
Round Aquamarine Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Emerald & Black Onyx - Venus Band
Scalloped shells form a fluted pattern on each side of this feminine tapered band, carefully handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals.Only $215.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Aquamarine Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Emerald & Black Onyx - Venus Band
$215.00
Gemvara
Aquamarine and 3-4mm Pearl Drop Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold
Like all true classics, aquamarine drop earrings transcend the boundaries of time and style but add a cluster of gorgeous 3-4mm cultured freshwater pearls and they make quite a style statement. Earwires, 14kt yellow gold earrings. Aquamarine...Only $52.50 at Ross-Simons
no photoAquamarine and 3-4mm Pearl Drop Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold
$52.50
Ross-Simons
Milky Aquamarine and Bead Torsade Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold
An RS exclusive. This seven-strand milky aquamarine torsade necklace features heavenly blue beads of 4-4.5mm with shiny 14kt yellow gold beads interspersed. Necklace finishes with a 14kt yellow gold fishhook clasp. Aquamarine birthstones are the...Only $275.00 at Ross-Simons
no photoMilky Aquamarine and Bead Torsade Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold
$275.00
Ross-Simons
Round Red Garnet Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Aquamarine - Venus Band
Scalloped shells form a fluted pattern on each side of this feminine tapered band, carefully handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals.Only $205.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Red Garnet Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Aquamarine - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
8mm Faceted Aquamarine Beaded Bracelet with 14k Gold/Diamond Medium Ladybug Charm (Made to Order) - Sydney Evan
Sydney Evan8mm Faceted Aquamarine Beaded Bracelet with 14k Gold/Diamond Medium Ladybug Charm (Made to Order)DetailsFaceted aquamarine rondelle beads, 8mm.Approx. 2in interior diameter.Stretch cord; slip-on style.14-karat yellow gold ladybug charm with...Only $710.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photo8mm Faceted Aquamarine Beaded Bracelet with 14k Gold/Diamond Medium Ladybug Charm (Made to Order) - Sydney Evan
$710.00
Neiman Marcus
Round Peridot Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Aquamarine & Amethyst - Venus Band
Scalloped shells form a fluted pattern on each side of this feminine tapered band, carefully handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals.Only $205.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Peridot Sterling Silver Vintage-Inspired Ring with Aquamarine & Amethyst - Venus Band
$205.00
Gemvara
Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Citrine & Aquamarine - Lover's Knot Ring
Two knots intertwine in an unending braid that symbolizes the love that ties you together. Two gems, two people, forever. Add your birthstones for extra significance.Only $220.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Promise Ring with Citrine & Aquamarine - Lover's Knot Ring
$220.00
Gemvara
Round Aquamarine Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Blue Topaz - Written in the Stars Ring
Two glittering gemstones and numerous star etchings rest atop the hollowed upper band of this gleaming ring, designed for the stargazers among us.Only $220.00 at Gemvara
no photoRound Aquamarine Sterling Silver Promise Ring with Blue Topaz - Written in the Stars Ring
$220.00
Gemvara
Maldivian Multi-Stone Cocktail Ring - Alexis Bittar - Green (7)
Alexis BittarMaldivian Multi-Stone Cocktail RingDetailsFrom the Alexis Bittar Elements Collection.Golden- and-silver-plated cocktail ring with porous finish.Aquamarine glass/mother-of-pearl doublet, white quartz/amazonite doublet, and manmade...Only $274.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoMaldivian Multi-Stone Cocktail Ring - Alexis Bittar - Green (7)
$274.00
Neiman Marcus
 


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