Aquamarine-The birthstone for March

The 'Aquamarine' name is derived from two Latin words, aqua, meaning “water,” and marina, meaning “of the sea”.

A suitably perfect name to go with its spring summer hue which also makes it a ideal stone for month of March.

Aquamarines are of the beryl gemstone family and can be found in a range of blues, generally deeper shades of blue aquamarines are rare to find, thus higher in value and smaller aquamarines tend to be less vivid. Aquamarines measure around 7.5-8 on the Mohs hardness scale making them a pretty hard gemstone.

The most valuable aquamarines come from Brazil, but they are also mined in Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Russia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

How to make Aquamarines work for you

Since early times, the aquamarine has been believed to endow the wearer with foresight, courage, and happiness. It is said to increase intelligence and make one youthful. In Medieval times as well as modern, the stone was thought to reawaken the love of married couples when worn. It was also believed to render soldiers invincible. In modern times this stone is also beneficial for all sickness' if put into a drink, especially for maintaining eye health and alleviating fluid retention.