Aquamarine – March Birthstone
March’s Birthstones are Aquamarine and bloodstone, very different in vibrations but equally beautiful in their qualities.
The serenely coloured aquamarine invokes the tranquility of its namesake, the sea. In fact, the name “aquamarine” is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. Because of this relationship to the stone’s spiritual meaning is one of cleansing.
Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystal blue waters, and the relaxation and feeling of calm that the sea brings. Spiritually, aquamarine is associated with trusting and letting go.
In ancient times, aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids. Sailors used the stone as a talisman to bring good luck on the open waters. The gem was used as a symbol of protection and fearlessness too.
Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green, darker blue stones are most valuable. This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil, but it is also found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique.