Aquamarine – March Birthstone
Aquamarine is one of the worlds most popular and well know gemstones. Aquamarine is a real favourite of many gem collectors and in the word that’s becoming more and more polluted, Aquamarine offers us all a breath of fresh air.
A member of the Beryl family, Aquamarine’s characteristic pale blue colour is created by the presence of iron.
Its name is derived from the Latin “aqua” for “water” and “mare” for “sea”, and many superstitions and legends regarding sea have been attached to the gemstone over the years. Back on shore, Aquamarine is believed to both smooth and prolong relationships, and for this reason is often given as an anniversary gift.