March Birthstone: Aquamarine

A big Happy Birthday to all the March babies! Aquamarine, March's birthstone, is often associated with the stunning shades of the sea and actually gets its name from the Latin words meaning water and sea.

Aquamarine ranges in color from an almost colorless pale blue to blue-green or teal. The deeper the color, the more valuable the Aquamarine. Most of the Aquamarine in the world is found in Brazil, but it is also mined in Kenya and Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia. Aquamarine is believed to grant the wearer intuition, courage and happiness. Throughout history, Aquamarine has been used as a healing stone. It's said to bring peace and calming to its owner and it is used to treat stress and anxiety. Also known as a lucky stone, in the ancient days, sailors wore Aquamarine gemstones to keep them safe at sea and ward off seasickness.

Thanks to our exciting and ever changing selection of "Previously Enjoyed" Estate Jewelry, we are known in Orange County as the jewelry store to visit for gorgeous gemstone pieces at prices significantly below retail. Although Aquamarine items go quickly, we often offer a few fabulous earrings, necklaces or rings in this heavenly hue.

Come visit us at the corner of Lake Forest and Trabuco Canyon in the Ralph's shopping center, and we'd be happy to show you what Aquamarine pieces are awaiting a new home.