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As you may have assumed, the Aquamarine birthstone (representing the month of March), gets its name from Latin “aqua marina” which means “sea water.” It references the similarity of the gemstone’s color and clarity to that of the ocean.
Did you know?
The Aquamarine ranges in color from sea-foam green, to blue-green, to teal.
Believed to be a precious treasure from mermaids, sailors have worn aquamarine amulets to keep them safe at sea, and ward of seasickness.
The Aquamarine is believed to be a powerful meditation tool. The Romans believed that aquamarines could cure medical problems with the liver, stomach, and throat.
This beautiful gem was also used in the Middle Ages to reduce anxiety and the toxicity of poisons.
Rated 7.8 on the Mohs hardness scale, aquamarine is soft enough to accommodate a wide variety of gemstone cutting styles and shapes.
The most valuable aquamarines are mined in Columbia and Brazil, although some traces of the gem have been found in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
If you have a March birthday, you certainly have a beautiful birthstone to flaunt! Happy Birthday to you!