Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
~ March Birthstone ~
The Pisces Birthstone and for 19th Wedding Anniversary jewelry
By her who is this month was born
No gem save Aquamarines shall be worn
They will ensure her constancy
True friendship and fidelity.
Aquamarine is a type of pale blue to green gemstone which has been used in ornamental jewelry for centuries. Its light blue arouses feelings of sympathy, trust, harmony and friendship. Good feelings. Feelings which are based on mutuality and which prove their worth in lasting relationships. The blue of aquamarine is a divine, eternal colour, because it is the colour of the sky. However, aquamarine blue is also the colour of water with its life-giving force. And aquamarine really does seem to have captured the lucid blue of the oceans.
Aquamarine has been credited with providing courage, curing laziness and quickening the intellect. In the Middle Ages it was believed to give the wearer both insight and foresight and freedom from insomnia. Among various peoples, it had the reputation of providing happiness and everlasting youth. Water in which an aquamarine had been soaked was believed to cure eye troubles, stoppage of breath and hiccups.
Aquamarine comes from Brazil, Madagascar, Russia and the USA. Specimens from China and Colombia tend to be of a yellowish tint.