Aquamarine is the beautiful birthstone for March. The name derives from the Latin word aqua marina (sea water), owing to its varying shades of soothing blue-green colors. One of the most popular semi precious gemstones in jewelry, its sea-blue colors washes away your stresses. Our Claddagh birthstone jewelry happens to be one of our most popular collections. Therefore we thought we give you some further information on the meaning and symbolism of the March birthstone Aquamarine.
March Birthstone Meaning & Symbolism
Not just a beautiful stone, Aquamarine evokes feelings of tranquility serenity, clarity and harmony. Its calming energy reduces stress and quiets the mind. Known as a Healing Stone it is an excellent choice for a gift whether you were born in March or not.
Healing Properties of Aquamarine
- A Healing Stone
- Washes away stress
- Cools a high temper
- Clears the mind
- Calms the heart
- Activates inner courage
- Enhances creative expression
- Promotes empathy and kindness
Symbols Associated with Aquamarine
The Claddagh – A Symbol of Love. Loyalty & Friendship
Combine the Aquamarine’s unique healing properties with Ireland’s iconic symbol of Love, Loyalty and Friendship to give a truly meaningful birthday gift. Traditionally speaking the Claddagh ring is a marriage ring. The ultimate symbol of a lasting partnership. Its hands represent Friendship, its Heart Love and its Crown, Loyalty. In our Claddagh March Birthstone jewelry the hands hold a heart shaped Aquamarine bringing courage, purity and hope.
The Claddagh design is now a much loved gift from Ireland. A Claddagh makes the perfect gift for your friend, family or partner. A distinctively Irish design our authentic Claddagh Birthstone Collection is made in Ireland and Hallmarked by the Assay Office in Dublin Castle. Your guarantee of quality.
19th Anniversary Gift
You may have already known that Aquamarine was the birthstone for March. But did you know it was also the gift traditionally given for a 19th anniversary gift? What better way to spoil your loved one after 19 years than with this gorgeous gem stone. And of course what better setting than that of the very original commitment ring, the Claddagh!
March Birthstone Claddagh Jewellery
Cleaning & Maintaining Your Aquamarine Jewellery
The hardness and durability of gem stones is measured on a Mohs scale. The scale is based on the relative ease of difficulty with which one mineral can be scratched by another. It is worth noting the Mohs scale is deceptive. Diamond is measured at 10 just one number away from the corundum family. But is many times harder than the gems in the Corundum family.
Aquamarine is 7.5 – 8 on this scale. Therefore it is a durable gemstone as long as you treat it with the care and attention this stunning Gem stone deserves.
Cleaning Your Aquamarine Jewelry
The safest way to clean your Aquamarine jewelry is of course by a professional. We have all the equipment including an ultrasonic cleaner and steam cleaner to bring your Aquamarine jewellery back to its full glory. Check out our jewelry services page for more information.
Alternatively you can you can use warm soapy water and a soft bristled toothbrush to clean your jewelry.
Simply soak the jewelry in a mild dish soap for a few minutes. Then clean the jewelry with your soft toothbrush. Finish by using a soft cloth to dry completely.
Now that we have armed you with the meaning behind this beautiful birthstone you can browse the beautiful collection online. Whether buying as a gift for yourself or a loved one this simply stunning stone is sure to impress.