Those with birthdays this month are infinity lucky and not just because of St. Patrick's Day. They are fortunate to have one of the world's most beloved gemstones as their birthstone - the aquamarine.
This precious stone was originally named to honor the ocean and its many shades of blue as it often reminds our customers of tropical waters and enchanting lagoons. Aquamarine actually translates to the “water of the sea” - a name coined in the early 1700’s during the Georgian era. It was also once known as the “Sailor’s Stone” because sailors once believed that March’s birthstone would defend them from high seas and stormy weather. This belief was held far into the 20th century as the US Navy commissioned a coastal patrol boat called the USS Aquamarine during World War II in honor of the birthstone and it history with the sea.