Aquamarine is available in a large range of blue colours and shades. The name comes from the Latin for sea water, “aqua marina” due to its natural ocean colour.
Romans used aquamarine to try to cure stomach and throat problems and it has often been used in meditative practices to support communication and allow self healing. There are some legends that say Aquamarine was a gift from mermaids so early sailors wore talismans containing Aquamarine for protection against the dangers of the sea.
The largest number of Aquamarine stones come from Brazil.
Aquamarine is the birth stone for March and represents the 19th year of marriage.