The most popular birthstone for the month of March is the brilliant aquamarine gemstone. The name is derived from the Latin word "aqua", meaning water, and the word "marina", meaning the sea. The most common shade of aquamarine is a light blue but these stones can range anywhere from greenish blue to darker royal blue colors, mimicking the many shades of the sea.
These stones come from a mineral called beryl and can be found mainly in Brazil. It was believed to protect sailors out at sea and to guarantee a safe voyage. In the Middle Ages, people believe that wearing Aquamarine was an antidote to poison. These cool shades of blue are thought to cool the temper and allow the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. It has been seen as a meditation aid and is said to help encourage inner tranquility and peace.
This stone is not only a birthstone but is also used to celebrate 19th wedding anniversaries. It could also make a wonderful “something blue” gift for a bride to be.
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