Aquamarine: Happy Birthday~March
The name of this tenderly colored and fascinating gemstone is of Latin derivation, meaning ‘water and sea’ and it is the traditional birthstone for the month of March and also the official gemstone for the 19th anniversary of marriage.
Like emerald, aquamarine belongs to the beryl family, is frequently transparent and free of inclusions and its color may range from an indiscernible pale blue to a deep sea-blue. The pure, clear sky-blue color continues to epitomize aquamarine, bringing out the immaculate transparency and magnificent shine of this gemstone.
Aquamarine is the traditional birthstone for March, and also the official gemstone for the 19th anniversary of marriage.
As legends would have us believe, aquamarine is the treasure of mermaids, with the power to keep sailors safe. And its’ powers are supposed to be particularly strong when immersed in water. The ancient Romans believed that Aquamarine was sacred to Neptune, the god of the sea and early sailors wore aquamarine talismans for protection during their entire voyage on sea.
In Medieval times, aquamarine was believed to endow the wearer with foresight, courage and happiness and to encourage youthfulness, and as a healing stone it is believed to be effective in reducing anxiety.