March is here! Look out March madness month, aka bracket month, also known as one of the least productive months for men in the evening when basketball is on! March is also St. Patty’s month where they turn the Chicago River green. Day-light savings time begins and we don’t have to go home from work in the dark for a while! We also have Easter to celebrate and maybe even a kid’s spring break to fit it!
March also boasts one of the most glorious birthstones in my opinion…aquamarine or it’s less formal name, aqua!
Aquamarine is named from a Latin phrase meaning “water of the sea”. It ranges from pale blue, to deep blue, to pale green, and the deeper the blue the more valuable the gem. It is a member of the beryl family with a relatively decent hardness (7.5 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness). It looks glorious both cut in a faceted design (in the jewelry items below) and in it’s rough state (in the photos above).
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Aquamarine also has some interesting folklore behind its beautiful face. It is said to increase youthfulness, intelligence, foresight, courage, and happiness. Yes please to all of those!!!
I also adore aqua in fashion. It is a refreshing splash of color, looks beautiful on all skin tones, and complements other colors nicely. Check out a few of these spring time favorites.
Some additional fun facts about March:
~ March is named after Mars
~ March 8th is International Women’s Day
~ In March of 1886, Coco Cola was developed
~ Albert Einstein, Justin Bieber, and Bruce Willis have birthdays in March
~ March 11th is Johnny Appleseed Day, there is a huge Johnny Appleseed Festival in Indiana each year around this time
~ March 18th was the first walk on the moon
~ March 30, 1867 Alaska was purchased
Happy March, Happy Spring, Happy Friday, and Happy Birthday to our March followers!