Sunday, 3 March 2013

Birthstone Unicorns - Aquamarine

Hello everyone, March is upon us and so it is time to introduce you to this month's lovely Birthstone Unicorn, Aquamarine.

The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words, 'aqua' meaning water and 'marina' meaning sea. Hence the translation 'Sea Water.' The colour of this lovely gem reflects its name perfectly as it is usually found in a transparent blue or sea green. Check out the sidebar for a few more facts.

The connections with the sea are obvious and legend suggests that sailors would wear an aquamarine to protect them and keep them safe at sea.

My story this month is set beside the sea. The jewels for Aquamarine's horn were collected from the mermaid's treasure chest. We also meet a mermaid called, Oceanna. Click for an extract from her story HERE or click the tab at the top of the page.

Finally, the flower for this month is the sunny and fragrant daffodil.




Happy Birthday to anyone celebrating their birthdays this month.




12 comments:

  1. Figures I'd be a fish out of water for my birthday month haha

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  2. It's my birthday next week, I love that aquamarine is my birthstone; it's such a beautiful colour! :)

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  3. And now that spring is coming, we should see those flowers soon.

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    1. Pat & Laura - Happy Birthday to you!

      Alex - These have just come up in my garden so hopefully Spring is nearly here.

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  4. Love the daffodil, a wonderful, hopeful, positive sign of spring. Can you tell I'm impatiently waiting!

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  5. Though my birthstone is a ruby, I can definitely relate to aquamarine more because I live right by the ocean and we have beautiful, pristine oceans here.

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  6. Ahh flowers-- as I look out my window at more falling white stuff. Happy birthday to the March babies!

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    1. Patsy - They are a cheerful flower I think.

      Trisha - They are the perfect seaside jewel!

      Julie - More snow, oh dear I hope the flowers push through soon :)

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  7. Ooh - I have a March birthday and I love the idea of receiving something with an aquamarine in it to remind me of the seaside. Although at the moment I think my husband is planning to buy me some new towels. Humph.

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  8. I can't wait to see more daffodils around. And my birthday's in March (this Friday!). :D

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