What better way to ring in the warmer weather to come than with an ode to the ocean? Now that March is here, a new birthstone is prepared to rule. This new stone's name—aquamarine—comes from Latin and means “water of the sea,” named for its glimmering, blue ocean-like appearance.
The aquamarine also represents courage, inner peace, and a sense of calm—things we probably all could use in our lives right now—and is thought to help eliminate feelings of fear and anger. Due to these qualities, it’s often a top choice for use in meditation.
It was once referred to as the treasure of mermaids, used by sailors as a means of protection and good luck. It’s even believed to bring in the guidance of angels into its bearer’s life.
Whether you believe in its metaphysical beliefs and myths or not, it’s still quite a looker in terms of gemstones. In honor of this new month, we rounded up 13 stunning pieces of aquamarine jewelry—the perfect gift for the Pisces and Aries in your life (or, let’s be honest, yourself). Click through the gallery below to check out our must-haves.
Loren Stewart, Aquamarine Mini Door Knocker Studs, $360, available at Loren Stewart.
Carrie Elizabeth, Semi Precious Aquamarine Ring, $90, available at Local Eclectic.
Alex And Ani, March Ring Wrap, $28, available at Alex And Ani.
Anndra Neen, Blue Bell Cuff, $465, available at Bona Drag.
Melissa Joy Manning, Emerald Cut Aquamarine Earrings, $50, available at Melissa Joy Manning.
Ileana Makri, Aquamarine Ear Pin, $490, available at Ileana Makri.
Fox & Bond, Birthstone Ring Choker, $328, available at Anthropologie.
Shahla Karimi, 14k Gold Birthstone Cuff No. 1, $815, available at Shahla Karimi.
Mania Mania, Equinox Fine Ring, $860, available at Mania Mania.
Totem, Birthstone Earring, $70, available at Stone & Strand.
Claire Kinder, Libra Necklace, $420, available at Claire Kinder.
Hawkhouse, Aquamarine Crystal Ring, $67, available at Etsy.