Aquamarines are a beryllium aluminium silicate mineral with a hardness of 7.5 to 8. The name is Latin for “water of the sea”. It is the birthstone for March and the 19th anniversary gemstone. In ancient times sailors carried aquamarine to ensure a safe passage. It can be found in the USA, Russia, Brazil, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Australia and Africa.
Aquamarine is said to be cooling, soothing and enhances clear communication.