The Monthly Edition: Aquamarine March

Once used as a health remedy, we’re exploring how the aquamarine can bring your décor to life. Here are the tips you need to know about styling with this month’s birthstone.

Believed to guarantee a safe voyage, the aquamarine stone was popular amongst sailors. But that’s not the gem’s only association with the sea. The name speaks for itself with the Latin words aqua (water) and marina (sea) conjoined to name the blue gem.

Aquamarine played a rather significant part in ancient medicine. It was considered a literal antidote to poisoning in the Middle Ages – just by wearing the stone! But others consumed it too (talk about the glow of good health!), with the powder of aquamarine believed to cure all sorts of infections.

Its long line of history also shows that it was favoured amongst Sumerian, Egyptian and Hebrew warriors going into battle as a source to bring victory. As well as victory on the battlefield, it’s said to aid in the love arena too. Aquamarines were gifted to brides to assist a successful marriage.

Nowadays the aquamarine isn’t just gifted to brides, but anyone born in March! Here’s how this month’s birthstone can transform not only your jewellery collection but your home too.

How to Style with Aquamarine

The gem can range from blue to green but is known for its gorgeous pastel blue hue. Unlike a typical primary blue, the vibe of the aquamarine isn’t “sadness”.

Aquamarine blue is tranquil and friendly. It’s reminiscent of a bright, cloudless sky or the very edge of a tropical shore. It’s a hue that represents a breath of fresh air. Doesn’t that sound nice?

While blues are used to balance out warm colours such as red and orange, we suggest letting the gem-inspired colour to shine on a neutral palette. Keep it simple!

Place aquamarine plates on a white tablecloth, opt for pastel blue sheets in the bedroom, decorate a plain wall with a sky-inspired print. Repeat the mantra: less is more!

Natalie Milad is a content and blog writer who studied journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney. Since her graduation in 2016, she has landed a gig at Zanui. Her days not writing are usually filled with DIY projects, floury benchtops and tending to her bunny. Natalie loves animated short films, animals and Christmas. She has experience in script writing, news reading and interviewing. Among her favourites was interning for The Bridal Bazaar.