All of those with March birthdays are infinity lucky. St. Patrick's Day, leprechauns, pots of gold and four leaf clovers decorate homes, classrooms and coffee shops across the world all in honor of this month's heritage. But that’s not the only reason March babies are lucky - they get to claim the aquamarine as their birthstone.
The aquamarine's name was inspired by the ocean at it's shades of blue often reminds our customers of tropical waters and enchanting lagoons. Aquamarine actually translates to “water of the sea” - a term that was coined in the early 1700’s during the Georgian era. It is also referred to as the “Sailor’s Stone” because sailors once thought that March’s gemstone would steer them clear of rough waters and unbearable storms. This notion carried far into the 20th century when the US Navy commissioned a coastal patrol yacht called the USS Aquamarine during World War II - in honor of the previous stone and it long standing history with the ocean.