STERLING SILVER & AQUAMARINE EARRINGS
Lovely feminine jewellery from Jenny Miller. Sterling silver earrings with two faceted Aquamarine gemstone beads.
Diameter~ 1 3/4 inches
Handmade in Victoria B.C.
Aquamarine, is a form of beryl and has been valued as a gemstone for thousands of years. It even appears in the Bible. The double reference to water in the name, which is a compound of the Latin wordsaqua, for water, and marina, “of the sea” suggests that the ancients connected the stone closely with water.
In addition to appearing in settings with other, more precious gems, Aquamarine was also highly valued by sailors, who considered it to be a lucky stone.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and the stone for the zodiac sign Scorpio. In the Middle Ages it was thought that aquamarine would reduce the effect of poisons.