Many of your favorite accessories and jewelry are created by indigenous communities from around the world.  Fair trade aims to help preserve their traditions and techniques and provide opportunity for sustainability of culture and life. When you purchase fair trade items, you are contributing to the success of these families. Your hand crafted accessories will help our artisans gain self-respect and dignity while making a living wage to afford the essentials such as nutritious food, education, and healthcare. 
When you buy fair trade items, you are not only appreciating the skilled work of indigenous cultures that created your new purchase, but also giving opportunity for the marginalized men and women of these developing communities. Your purchase promotes improved living conditions and helps improve communities of our artisans. 

Aquamarine-March Birthstone Jewelry

Posted by Asmi Style on 3/26/2019

Each and every person has a birthstone assigned for their month of birth. For the lucky individuals born in March, your birthstone, the aquamarine has a rich color and has been a symbol of youth, health and hope. Its exquisite color ranges from pale to deep blue and is reminiscent of the sea. Aquamarine’s name derives from “aqua” meaning water and “marina” for sea.  Aquamarine is formed from the mineral species of 'beryl', a mineral that forms from cooling magma deep inside Earth. Emeralds are also formed from the same mineral. This cool blue colored stone is durable and pure. with a hardness of 7.5 on the Moh's scale, this gem is easy to care for and has favorable attributes for jewelry

The calming blue color of the stone was thought to evoke clear blue skies and calming waters. Early sailors believed that aquamarine talismans, etched with the likeness of the Roman sea god Neptune, protected them against ocean dangers. Perhaps because of its ties to water, the aquamarine is thought to exude a calming, soothing influence over the wearer of this gem.The aquamarine’s soothing blue color is believed to bring mental clarity and release negative energy. Blue aquamarine gemstones are associated with good health, youth, love, creativity, self-expression, and hope. It is also a protective stone for pregnant women, as it a protective stone for mother and child.

A perfect birthstone for March, the aquamarine creates a beautiful accent to spring wardrobes with its icy- blue elegance. 

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