Aquamarine belongs to the Beryl group of minerals and is one of the birthstones of March. It is a truly fascinating blue gemstone. It gets its name from the Latin term for seawater. Like the sea, aquamarine ranges from light to dark blue.
In ancient times aquamarine was known as the lucky stone of sailors and was said to have originated in the treasure chests of mermaids. Aquamarine is known to bring peace and serenity and is therefore used a meditation stone. It is also known to calm the nerves.
Aquamarine is a favourite in jewellery making as it compliments almost any skin or eye colour. It works well with silver and crystal.