March Birthstone: Aquamarine

As the snow melts and the sun returns to blue skies, it's time to start thinking about spring fashion -- and to continue our look at stylish birthstone jewelry. Aquamarine is the March birthstone, and it's a wonderful gem for this time of year. The colors, ranging from pale green to deep ocean blue, can be either calming or invigorating in the right setting.

 

Miadora 14k Gold Aquamarine and Diamond Earrings 18k Gold Aquamarine and 3/8ct TDW Diamond Ring Zoe B Sterling Silver Aquamarine and Apatite Hoop Earrings Sterling Silver Created Aquamarine March Birthstone Initial Necklace 10k White Gold Aquamarine and 1/5ct TDW Diamond Ring Miadora New York Pearls FW Pearl Crystal and Gemstone Necklace

 

Let's start with statement jewelry. According to ancient folklore, mermaids guarded the enchanting aquamarine jewels in a treasure chest hidden deep in the ocean. Obviously, such a precious gem belongs in your jewelry box. Smooth cabochons are a trend this spring, and you can get the look with these elegant earrings; diamonds form a glittering contrast to the milky aquamarine stones.

 

Diamond halo rings continue to be popular, so consider choosing one as your March birthstone jewelry. And if you'll soon be shopping for a very special ring -- and don't want the same ring everyone else is wearing -- look to the symbolism of the March gemstone. Aquamarine is said to promote joy and harmony in marriage, so it's the perfect choice for an exquisite one-of-a-kind wedding ring.

 

Now let's brighten a spring wardrobe. Dangling earrings or hoops accented with aquamarine chips accessorize colorful dresses perfectly, and this mixed-gem beaded choker, full of blues and greens, adds pizzazz to any casual outfit. Choose an initial pendant decorated with one bright birthstone to wear every day.

 

Aquamarine is beautiful by itself, but it also shines when mixed with various blue and green gemstones and crystals. And its blues complement the emerald green that is Pantone's color of the year. (Be sure to read Andrea's tips on adding emerald to your fashion before you start your spring and summer shopping.)

 

How do you wear your birthstone? Do you like your gems to be discreet or dazzling? Either way, wearing some aquamarine jewelry is a good way to chase away the winter blues.

 

 

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Shawna Edwards

 
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Comments

Mar. 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM

I love aquamarines! But not as much as I love diamonds... I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say about those.

Mar. 20, 2013 at 12:51 PM

The cabochon earrings with the diamonds are so lovely. Ohhh, I've got a case of the wants.

Mar. 22, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Aquamarines are my favorite stone! I think they're so beautiful.

Feb. 16, 2014 at 10:21 AM

My husband just gave me a beautiful aquamarine necklace and earring set purchased on Overstock. I love it!!! Thanks for helping to make my Valentines' day.

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