Monday, March 29, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
This month, inspired by one of the main sources of aquamarine, I turned to Etsy to find new and fun styles that originated from China. What I found were amazing garments that were beautifully crafted, modern in their styling, yet with strong ties to traditional Chinese fashion. I hope you enjoy these beautiful pieces as much as I do!!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The birthstone of March is Aquamarine. This beautiful stone has an amazing color that is very soothing and elegant. I focus on finding this great color in the Architecture spaces. The light and the space bring this color to life.
Monday, March 1, 2010
This month, we are focusing on the birthstone of March, Aquamarine.
Birthstones are gemstones that are associated with each month.
March Birthstone: Aquamarine
Birthstone Color: Pale Blue
Alternative Birthstone: Bloodstone
Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March and the traditional anniversary gemstone for the sixth of marriage. Aquamarine is said to symbolize happiness and understanding.
Mystical Powers of the birthstone: Aquamarine has long been considered a lucky stone, especially by sailors, who carried it to keep them safe at sea. It is said to bring peace and calming to its owner, relieving stress and enhancing intuition. Crystal healers use aquamarine to harmonize diseased areas of the body. Aquamarine is said to symbolize happiness and understanding.
Main sources of Aquamarine: It is a relatively abundant gem, the largest deposits being in Brazil, but other sources of Aquamarine are in China, India, Australia, Africa, and the United States.
Interesting Facts: Definition of Aquamarine, the March birth stone: The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words "aqua marina" which means "sea water" which reflect the color of the crystals. A transparent, pale green variety of beryl, used as a gem. The Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl (beryllium aluminum silicate) family. Crystal structure of the Aquamarine, the March birth stone, is Hexagonal.