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Go March, it’s your birthday…

By La Petite Acadienne


The name itself is so evocative, isn’t it? It makes me think of beautiful, crystalline, blue-green waters and white sand and palm trees.

There’s something about aquamarine that just feels like a soothing escape, isn’t there?

The March birthstone, aquamarine, is a form of beryl, the same mineral family that emerald belongs to. The highest quality of aquamarine is very clear, with fewer inclusions than emerald, but aquamarine that is less clear can be just as beautiful (as you will see below).Aquamarine exists in many shades of blue, from pale versions to the color of the sky, and some stones are tinged with green — it owes its color to the presence of iron. Deeper colored aquamarines have the highest value.

When I think of aquamarines, I always tend to think of the very clear, gemstone-cut variety, similar to these earrings:

They’re very lovely, and I certainly would not turn my nose up at them. However, I never realized how gorgeous the “less clear” aquamarines can be, like in this stunning necklace (which just happens to be marked down by 50%.)

Speaking of necklaces, here’s another gorgeous one:

But, if you prefer the clear aquamarines, these earrings should fit the bill quite nicely, no?

Happy birthday, March!!!


2 Responses to “Go March, it’s your birthday…”

  1. Glinda Says:

    I’m a March birthday! All the cool people were born in March, ya know! 😉

    LPA, I’ve got a question, sort of related to this post.

    My grandmother bequeathed me one of her 1950’s cocktail rings, with a huuuge emerald cut 15 carat or so aquamarine with about four carats of small marquise-cut diamonds around it.

    Problem is, I really and truly hate the way the ring looks.

    Now, do I keep it the way she gave it to me and never wear it? Or is it a horrible thing to think I could possibly take it apart and make it into a necklace or part of a bracelet?

    Obviously I would never sell it or anything, but it seems a shame that it is just sitting there in its box. Or maybe I’m being selfish and I should just keep it as is, hoping that maybe one day my daughter will like it.

    What would you do?

  2. La Petite Acadienne Says:

    I think that if she bequeathed it to you, she wanted you to get enjoyment out of it. And you’re not enjoying it right now.

    So personally, I don’t think it’s a horrible thing to have it made into a different piece. That way, you can wear it and actually enjoy it and think of your Nana. Otherwise, you just keep looking in that box, and having all of these conflicted emotions and guilt.

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