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March Birthstone - Aquamarine

Aquamarine is the March birthstone. It is a light blue like the colors of the Mediterranean sea. The aquamarine is said to give courage, victory and confidence. Aquamarine is said to be mermaid treasure and has the power to keep sailors safe.

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Aquamarine is from the Latin phrase "water of the sea" due to the blue to blue-green color. It is actually a variety of the mineral beryl. Aquamarine is less brittle and more durable than emerald, another famous variety of beryl. The blue color is due to iron being introduced when the beryl formed. Aquarmine can be found in Brazil, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola, Nigeria and other countries.

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