Nothing is more soothing than the beautiful translucent Aquamarine gem which gets its name from the latin meaning sea and water. The turquoise soft hues bring a fresh and calming feeling to the wearer. Birthstone of the Month of March but only since 1912. On the Mohs scale, it ranks 7.5 - 8 in hardness.
If you are celebrating your 16th or 19th anniversary, you might want to find a jewelry set with the Aquamarine. This gem is a member of the Beryl family, its hues range from very light to deep blue, the latter is the most prized. Some have shades of green too. One particular vivid blue Aquamarine is called Santa Maria, because it comes from Brazil's Santa Maria de Itabira mine. These gems are also found in Mexico, the Middle East, Africa and the U.S.A.
It is one of the popular gems, they bring charm and make beautiful jewelry, an Aquamarine will have a different look but an enchanting look wether set in white or yellow piece.
As a healing stone, Aquamarine is said to help those suffering from anxiety. It brings foresight to the wearer, as well as courage and happiness. Who wouldn't feel happy with the lightness and beauty of this gem. It opens the heart and lighten the energy, it is no wonder healers will often use this gem to harmonize a diseased body.
Sailors have long considered the Aquamarine a lucky stone, they believe it keeps them protected and prevents sea sickness.