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Aquamarine gemstones
By Jess L 03/04/2024

Aquamarine, with its captivating blue hues reminiscent of the serene ocean, has entranced humanity for centuries. The name “aquamarine” is derived from the Latin words “aqua” (water) and “marina” (of the sea), perfectly encapsulating the gemstone’s aquatic essence.  The stone is very hard by nature and is a member of the beryl family of minerals. The durable quality and beautiful color make this gem a popular choice for jewelry.

Origin of Aquamarine

Aquamarine belongs to the beryl family of minerals, sharing its roots with emerald and morganite. The gemstone’s striking blue color is a result of iron impurities within the crystal lattice during its formation process. It is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green. The color is usually more intense in larger stones, and darker blue stones are very valuable. This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil, but it is also found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique. Found in granite rocks, Aquamarine is often discovered in pegmatite deposits, where large, well-formed crystals can be extracted.

The gemstone’s formation is a testament to the forces of nature, as it undergoes a slow and intricate process deep within the Earth’s crust. The resulting crystalline structures showcase the mesmerizing beauty that has captivated gem enthusiasts for centuries.

Raw aquamarine

Symbolism and Lore

Throughout history, Aquamarine has been associated with various myths and legends. In ancient folklore, it was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and many cultures considered it a symbol of purity, tranquility, and eternal youth. The gemstone was thought to enhance clarity of thought, calm the mind, and bring harmony to relationships.

Ancient seafarers and sailors revered it as a talisman for safe travels, believing it would bring protection and courage during their voyages across the vast oceans.

The Romans believed the aquamarine was sacred to the god of the sea, Neptune (aka Poseidon), and they carried stones engraved with his likeness to ensure safety on their voyages.

Poseidon statue

As the March birthstone, aquamarines are associated with the astrological sign of Pisces, which is a water sign. Water signs deal with emotions, which invokes the stone’s connection to love. Beliefs hold that someone wearing an aquamarine will receive the protective and healing qualities of the stone. Its feminine beauty is the perfect symbol of march’s spring renewal.

Caring for Aquamarine Jewelry

Caring for your aquamarine jewelry is essential to ensure its beauty and longevity. While amethyst is a relatively durable gemstone, it can still benefit from proper care to avoid scratches, discoloration, or damage. Here are some guidelines for proper care:

▪️ Clean your jewelry regularly to maintain its brilliance. Use a soft brush and gently scrub away dirt/oil. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a soft cloth.

▪️ Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals, including household cleaners, acids, and even some cosmetics.

▪️ Store separately from other pieces to prevent scratching. Use individual pouches, soft jewelry boxes, or lined compartments in a jewelry box.

▪️ Avoid extreme and sudden temperature changes. Extreme temperature changes can cause thermal shock, potentially damaging the gemstone.

For more tips on how to care for your piercing jewelry, consult our Body Jewelry Care Guide.

Aquamarine stands as a testament to the enduring fascination humans have with the beauty of the natural world. Its rich history, deep lore, intricate formation process, and symbolic significance make it a gem that transcends time. Whether worn as a talisman for protection, a symbol of love, or simply as a dazzling accessory, Aquamarine continues to captivate and inspire generations with its oceanic mystique.

Shop Aquamarine Jewelry

Our collection includes everything from nose rings, belly rings and labrets, to cartilage earrings. Check out some of our favorites.

Double Genuine Aquamarine 14K Gold Nose Ring
Double Genuine Aquamarine 14K Gold Nose Ring
Aquamarine With Diamond Accent Flat Back Earring
Aquamarine & Diamond Accent Flat Back Earring
Petite Pear Shape Gems 14k Gold Navel Ring
Petite Pear Shape Gems 14k Gold Navel Ring

Pairs Well With

Aquamarine can be beautiful as a stand-alone piece, but when paired with other gemstones, its benefits can be amplified. We suggest combining with red garnet for creative inspiration, amethyst to sharpen intuition, and emerald for open and comfortable communication.

Garnet Cartilage Earring
Genuine Garnet Cartilage Earring
Amethyst Bezel-Set Curved Barbell
Amethyst Bezel-Set Curved Barbell
Genuine Emerald 14K Gold Nose Ring
Genuine Emerald 14K Gold Nose Ring

Jess L

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