The name Aquamarine translates from Latin as “water of the sea”. It was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea.
It is a member of the beryl family of stones. Aquamarine is colored by trace amounts of iron that find their way into the crystal structure. A dark blue is the most desired color.
This birthstone also affected language. 2000 years ago Emperor Nero was believed to have worn glasses with aquamarine as the lenses. The significance of this birthstone traveled far and wide until it reached the Germans. From then until now the German word for eyeglasses is Brille; Brille being a derivation of the mineral beryl.
It is a calming stone and believed to encourage freedom of speech.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March.
Brazil is the largest source of Aquamarine in the world. It is also mined in Nigeria, Zambia, Pakistan, Mozambique and Madagascar.
Aquamarine is a relatively hard stone, measuring 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale.
This is a natural stone product. Please expect flaws and imperfections. You will receive an item that looks similar to the example pictured.