Aquamarine (from latin: water and sea) is the March birthstone, it was adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. it is also the 19th marriage anniversary gemstone. You can find nearly colorless pale blue to a blue-teal Aquamarine, the deep blue will be the most prized. Aquamarine will often be heat treated to high temperatures to change its blue green hue to a pure blue. Although Aquamarine is mined in many countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Madagascar; the most valuable ones come from Brazil.
Details of gemstone:
Origin: mineral beryl
Color: Iron is the substance which gives aquamarine its color, a color which ranges from an almost indiscernible pale blue to a strong sea-blue.
Belief and tradition:
Sailors used to carry Aquamarine or wear Aquamarine pendants believing it would give them courage, bravery. In Thailand culture it is believed that Aquamarine jewels can ward off sea sickness and prevent the wearer from drowning. Today Aquamarine is considered a cleansing gemstone that clears and the mind and thoughts.
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