March = Shamrocks & Aquamarine!
With Saint Patrick’s Day one week away it’s time to “think green” (and not in the save the earth kind of way). Festive Shamrock pendants, scarves and other green goodies such as earrings, ornaments and glass coins are available now!
March Birthstone is Aquamarine
Our newest inventory includes many wonderful items for those March birthdays out there! Wonderful watery blues are everywhere; Aquamarine Jewelry, hand-dyed vintage linens from the James J. Hill estate, glass vases (perfect for a birthday bouquet), new Randall Darwall scarves and more. Have you filled out your birthday wishlist yet? Hurry in and ask our gallery staff about it!
“Aquamarine stones are almost entirely free of inclusions. Iron is the substance which gives aquamarine its colour, a colour which ranges from an almost indiscernible pale blue to a strong sea-blue.Its name is derived from the Latin ‘aqua’ (water) and ‘mare’ (sea). It is said that its strengths are developed to their best advantage when it is placed in water which is bathed in sunlight. However, it is surely better still to wear aquamarine, since according to the old traditions this promises a happy marriage and is said to bring the woman who wears it joy and wealth into the bargain. An ideal gem, not only for loving and married couples.” – from the International Colored Gemstone Association, www.gemstone.org