Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. It is the blue variety of the gemstone Beryl. They are associated with the sea not just for their tropical blue ocean colour but also the name, in Latin 'Aqua' translates to water and 'Marine' to sea.
Love and Romance
Aquamarine is an important gemstone for 19th wedding anniversaries. It is also believed to bring happiness to marriages and relationships so its a wonderful choice of jewellery for that special romantic person in your life.
Health and Wellbeing
Aquamarine symbolises tranquility and harmony. The Ancient Egyptians wore it for longevity and the Romans for protection. It has long been believed that this a gem with healing properties and was often used to help ease ailments within the body.
A stone that inspires truth and integrity, it soothes and cleanses the mind to promote clarity to make way for inspiration for artistic expression and inner courage to show the world and yourself your true and authentic self.
Aquamarine is said to be a lucky stone. In the past sailors would welcome the stone associated with calm seas on their voyages and its protection qualities.
Aquamarine is very durable and on the Mohs scale of hardness it is 7.5. They are graded using the same system as for diamonds- colour, cut, clarity and carat weight.