Aquamarines: The March birthstone is always in a blue mood
NEW YORK — The birthstone of March, the aquamarine, is well named, drawn from the Latin words for water, aqua, and the sea, marina. The gemstone’s coloration, which can range from the palest blue to a dark blue, certainly evokes the colors of the sea. Aquamarines are popular in jewelry and can be cut into a variety of shapes. Emerald, round or brilliant cuts are most commonly used to bring out the stone’s beauty.