The forgotten history of birthstone jewellery: Aquamarine

March’s Birthstone Aquamarine represents communication, calm and protection

Catherine Hills Jewellery Aquamarine cabinet

Story of March’s Birthstone Aquamarine

Aquamarine is believed to help calm waves and keep sailors safe. Its name comes from the Latin for seawater. Aquamarine is said to give the wearer protection against foes and quicken their intellect.

Catherine Hills Jewellery: Aquamarine birthstone ball and chain

How are Aquamarines Formed?

Aquamarine is a type of mineral that forms from cooling magma deep inside the Earth called beryl. Emerald is another form of beryl.

Catherine Hills Jewellery Aquamarine birthstone studs

History and Meaning of Aquamarines

It was believed that aquamarine could help to cure heart, liver and stomach diseases by drinking the water the gem had soaked in.

In folklore if you dream of aquamarine it’s though that you’ll soon make new friends.

Aquamarine is believed to have a calming, soothing influence that helps the wearer stay calm and level-headed during stressful situations.

The healing energy of aquamarine is liked to the throat chakra which is through to help with communication and self-expression.

Catherine Hills Jewellery Aquamarine Stacking rings

Colours of Aquamarines

Aquamarine’s name comes from the sea – aqua is Latin for water and marina, sea. The blue-green hue and watery depth of aquamarine represent their namesake beautifully and it was a pleasure to set these beautifully stones into my new aquamarine birthstone Satsuma studs.

Catherine Hills Jewellery Aquamarine satsuma studs

March's birthstone aquamarine