Wednesday, February 26, 2014

March's Birthstone: Aquamarine

Aquamarine Vintage Glass Heart Drop Bead Charms.
March's birthstone is aquamarine.
The gemstone aquamarine is noted for its beautiful blue color. With vintage glass counterparts, the color also takes center stage. At Bumbershoot Designs and Bumbershoot Supplies we have a stunning selection of vintage aquamarine toned rhinestones, cabochons, trims and beads.
Aquamarine Vintage Rhinestone Glass Oval Jewels.
Aquamarine Blue Skies Vintage Flower Rhinestone Charm Bracelet.
When it comes to vintage materials, aquamarine is often retitled as just "aqua" and can run the spectrum from bright blue to a light sea green. 

Aquamarine became March's birthstone in the early 1910s. Before that bloodstone, called this because of its red flecks, was the popular birthstone for March. In 1870 Tiffany & Co. published a birthstone poem in one of their pamphlets. The March poem goes:

"Who in this world of ours their eyes
In March first open shall be wise,
In days of peril firm and brave,
And wear a bloodstone to their grave."

We only have two vintage faux bloodstone items at Bumbershoot Supplies, but they are spectacular: 

Bloodstone Vintage Glass Scarab Cabochons.
Bloodstone Vintage Glass Scarab Cabochon. 

For some colorful inspiration this March, we invite you to browse our vintage faux aquamarine collections at  Bumbershoot Supplies and Bumbershoot Designs.

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