Aquamarine is the March birthstone and the wedding anniversary gemstone for the 19th year. Aquamarine is believed to reawaken love, kindle friendships, and elevate the spirit. The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words for water and sea. It is thus known as the gem of the sea. Its tropical ocean blue tones effortlessly invoke images of landless skies and the waters below. Believed to be the treasure of mermaids, it's often worn by sailors and travelers as a talisman to protect against being shipwrecked and to ward off sea sickness. Most of the world's supply of quality Aquamarine can be found in Brazil, but some of the finest quality Aquamarines in the United States can be found in Colorado. In fact, the state of Colorado recognized aquamarine as their official gemstone in 1971. Wearing aquamarine is said to bring hope, happiness, health, and harmony to oneself. Considered a strong gemstone it's sought after because of all the vast ways it can be used in jewelry. It is also said that if you leave it in water overnight it will become a harder, stronger gemstone that will withstand daily wear and tear better than most keeping its luster, dazzling color and shine. Thanks to its brilliant color and durability, many couples are choosing aquamarine as the center stone for engagement rings. It is a long-lasting statement piece that will surely be a conversation starter. Call us to inquire about creating your own custom piece of aquamarine jewelry, for sizing and details on existing pieces or visit our store in Bozeman, Montana and see our aquamarine collection in person.