Waves of Blue – History of Aquamarine

There are a multitude of reasons as to why we adore aquamarines so much. Their rich history, legendary symbolism, and ability to be distinctively displayed in Omi Privé jewelry! The very name aquamarine brings to mind the clear blue waters of the sea. Because its name derives from the Latin words aqua marina for “water of the sea,” the Greeks and Romans considered aquamarine the sailor’s gem, believing it would ensure safe and prosperous passage across stormy seas. 

Not only are these gorgeous gemstones the birthstone for March, they are also the traditional 19th anniversary gift! Pairing aquamarines with other whimsical gemstones is what makes our handcrafted designs unique and one-of-a-kind, as seen in our moonstone, aquamarine and diamond pendant below.

Aquamarine is also the perfect gift for the soon-to-be bride in your life. “Something blue” can symbolize luck and tradition for a new bride, which might be exactly what she needs on her special day! This century old tradition is more commonly noted for “fidelity and love’s purity”. This striking pair of aquamarine, tourmaline and diamond drop earrings are in stock and ready for their debut!

Ultimately, if you’re looking for a classic design with a sentimental touch, our hand-made aquamarine and spinel earrings are the perfect birthday gift for the March birthday you’re shopping for! Their soft luster and feminine design is a wonderful addition to any natural colored gemstone jewelry collection.

If you’re interested in learning more about our aquamarine collection or possibly creating your own one-of-a-kind design, please email us at jewelry@omiprive.com.