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Fascinating legends about the aquamarine
For the Egyptians and Sumerians, the gemstone was a symbol of eternal youth and happiness. Because Aquamarine has the colour of the sea, the early Christians linked the gem to St Thomas, the Apostle who travelled by sea till India and other countries to spread the Good News of Salvation. The Romans believed that when you wore a blessed aquamarine, it would join lovers. At that time, it was the perfect gift for a groom to give to his new wife, as a token of commitment and fidelity for “as long as waters of the earth flow”.
18kt ring with aquamarine cabochon and diamonds custom-made for Princess von Schönburg
Love, healing and protection
The blue gemstone continued linked to love throughout history; in Medieval times, they said such stone would rekindle the romance in marriage. They also believed that an aquamarine cut in the shape of a crystal ball was the most effective fortune teller. The beautiful gemstone was said to cure everything, from laziness or toothache to stomach and liver problems, it would bring you victory in legal battles or wars, and it would even have powers over nature; you could ask for rain if you needed it or the opposite, drought upon your enemies! It was a talisman of protection and good luck for sailors, who thought the gemstone was a treasure of mermaids.
The greenish blue aquamarine looks like the water of the sea and the sky reflected on it. Imagine how much serenity, soothing and calm energy can bring to you a stone that seems to hold the sea and Heaven in it!
Aquamarine, Princess Diana and Meghan
The beautiful gemstone has always been much appreciated and used in jewellery, in beautiful tiaras, rings, and necklaces. After Meghan Markle chose to wear to her wedding party the stunning aquamarine cocktail ring that once belonged to Princess Diana, the stone is even more popular than before, and the beautiful colour of the gemstone is perfect for the sunny spring days and the summer ahead of us.