Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Aquamarine is the primary Birthstone of March, the secondary being bloodstone. These two lovely gems are part of my collection, and they look even better in person, like two drops of dew enchanted by faery. Indeed, their very name includes two latin words for water.. Aqua, literally meaning water, and Marine, meaning the sea.
These were the 3rd kind of loose stone I ever purchased, comming in behind the pearls. I originally did not want them.... but they were so beautiful, even on television, and at such a low price, I simply couldnt resist. And, I'm glad I didnt, because they are a fine addition to my loose stones collection. Some might even say the prettiest.
Ancient sailors traveled with aquamarine crystals, believing that it would ensure a safe voyage, and guarantee a safe return; they often slept with the stones under their pillow to ensure sound sleep.