Deposit sites: Australia, Brazil, Burma, Madagascar India, Ireland, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and the United States, Zambia, Russia, and Nigeria
Hardness: 7.5 ~8
Zodiacal sign: Gemini, Pisces, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn
Color scheme: blue, bluish green to light blue
Gemstone of the month: March
Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin words describing its color, ‘aqua’ and ‘mare,’ suggesting the clear bluish-green waters of a tropical sea. Highly prized by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for its strong spiritual powers, aquamarine was worn by sailors and travelers for protection and to ensure a safe journey.
During the 17th century, aquamarine was used as a tool for divining the future, and the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans believed in its spiritual power. Aquamarine was once used long ago to make lenses for spectacles.