March birthstone ~ Aquamarine
March is just around the corner! Act now so you don’t forget your loved ones whose birthdays fall on the first or second day of the month. (Written by one who gets a raft of calls and cards on the 2nd and 3rd when friends and family realize the new month snuck up on them.)
The birthstone for March is the aquamarine (a form of beryl, the name by which it was known in ancient times). The name aquamarine is derived from the Latin words for “water of the sea” due to its color. Different cultures have attributed symbolic meanings to this gemstone, which include happiness and understanding, the making of new friends, and the re-awakening of love in long-married couples. The aquamarine is also used as a symbol of beauty, honesty, and loyalty.
See our beautiful selection of gifts commemorating March birthdays, and read more about the origins of symbolic gifts for birthdays and anniversaries.