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Getting to Know the Aquamarine: The Stone of Neptune

The gemstone Aquamarine is most well-known for its color, presenting as a sky-like shade of blue. What you may not know, however, is that this March birthstone boasts many folkloric and symbolic connections throughout the ancient and modern-day world. When it comes to choosing a piece, all of us at Sorg Jewelers want our clients to feel completely in the loop from start to finish. Join us on this month’s birthstone journey as we uncover and learn about this lovely ocean-blue stone. 

What’s in a Name?

The word Aquamarine is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “water,” and marine, meaning “of the sea.” In Greek and Roman folklore, the stone was coined “the sacred jewel of Neptune” due to its blue and almost translucent hue. 

The Stone of Protection 

Legend has it that aquamarine’s light blue color could invoke the calming properties of the sea, helping to even tempers and allow those who wear it to remain relaxed and levelheaded—this same grace was said to extend to sailors as they endured perilous journeys on the open sea. 

In the Middle Ages, it was believed that wearing aquamarine would counteract the effects of poison, resulting in numerous medicines made from the powder of the stone to help cure a variety of infections, ailments and allergic reactions.

Aquamarine and Meditation 

Meditating with aquamarine stones present is believed to enhance paranormal abilities and bring about life-altering epiphanies. Other legends say that aquamarines can aid in decision making, perseverance and responsibility.

At Sorg Jewelers we pride ourselves on service, having offered outstanding guidance and craftsmanship for over 120 years. From custom pieces to folkloric traditions, we have you covered from the moment you walk through our doors. Have more questions about the world of Aquamarines? Do you have a stone you’d like to see a deep dive done on? Let us know! Visit our website for more!