Collection: Aquamarine

Aquamarine, a gemstone celebrated for its stunning sea-blue hues, has a rich history that spans centuries and cultures. Its name is derived from the Latin words "aqua" (water) and "marina" (sea), aptly reflects its oceanic tones. Historically, aquamarine was believed to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea, making it a favored gem among ancient mariners. It was also thought to bring happiness in marriages, a belief that has made it a popular choice for wedding and anniversary gifts.

In ancient lore, aquamarine was considered a treasure of mermaids and a symbol of eternal youth and happiness. The Romans and Greeks wore aquamarine jewelry to invoke the protection of the god of the sea, Poseidon or Neptune. During the Middle Ages, this gem was believed to possess medicinal and healing properties, ranging from curing heart, liver, and stomach diseases to soothing and reducing anxiety.

Beyond its historical and mythological significance, aquamarine boasts several benefits. It's known for its calming and soothing properties, both emotionally and physically, promoting mental clarity and stress relief. Its serene color is said to cool tempers, allowing the wearer to remain calm and level-headed. In healing circles, aquamarine is associated with the throat chakra, believed to help overcome the fear of speaking, and is thus recommended for public speakers and teachers.

In terms of physical beauty, aquamarine's versatility and durability (ranking 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale) make it an excellent choice for jewelry. Its shades can range from the lightest blue to deep sea greens, offering something for every taste and complementing both casual and formal attire. Its transparency and high luster also contribute to its sought-after appearance, making it a staple in collections ranging from vintage pieces to contemporary designs. Aquamarine jewelry not only carries a rich legacy but also offers aesthetic versatility and a range of emotional and physical benefits, making it a cherished choice for many.