Aquamarine, The Birthstone for March, has a mesmerizing blue color. The name is derived from Latin words “Aqua Marina” which mean Seawater. The shades of Aquamarine range from pale blue to deep blue which is reminiscent of the sea color. Due to its beautiful hue of blue, this gemstone is perfect for spring or summer. Aquamarine is also a 19th Wedding Anniversary Gemstone. It is associated with the sign of Pisces and the Neptune planet.
The Aquamarine is a color variety of the mineral beryl just like Emeralds and Morganites. It is mostly found in Brazil, but it is also available in India, China, Australia, Kenya, Pakistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe, as well as in the U.S.
It is believed that “Aquamarine” gemstone brings hope, health, youth, and happiness. As it is known as the gem of the sea, Sailors used to wear it to keep them safe at sea, prevent from seasickness and protect them from Satan. It also has healing properties. The Romans believed that Aquamarine could cure liver and stomach illness, calm the nerves, reduce anxiety and the toxicity of poisons. It is also believed that Aquamarine brightens love, reawakens friendship and lifts up the spirit.
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