Michael Barin

Fine Jewelry

Aquamarine

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
— Charles Dickens

     The birthstone of March, aquamarine, is a perfect reminded that spring is just around the corner. The cool blue tones of this stone embody the brisk, March winds as described by Charles Dickens. When set in some warm 18 Karat Yellow Gold, aquamarine takes on an ethereal quality reminiscent of summertime.

     Aquamarine was named by the Romans, who combined “aqua,” meaning water, and “mare,” meaning sea, because the stone reminded them of the color of the Mediterranean.  Legend says that the stone originated from the jewel treasure chests of sirens that washed ashore from the depths of the sea, ultimately making the stone sacred to Neptune, the god of the sea. This powerful association with water made the stone a sailors’ gem, safeguarding them from peril and sea monsters.  

     Embodying the spirit of the ocean, Aquamarine radiates calm and peace to its owner. Gaze into the stone and you will be transported to serene ocean waters and vibrant, blue skies. 

Aquamarine