I am Aquamarine, Neptune’s gift to the mermaids. Long ago, my charms protected the ancient mariners as they sailed the vast oceans. Carry me with you on your own journeys and I promise you the same blessings of safety and good fortune. Gaze into my liquid blue eyes when you are away from those you love and I will help you remember them clearly. As you wed your truelove, keep me near and I will give you a marriage filled with happiness.
Hardness 7-7.5 • Heated • Major Sources:Africa, S. America and China
Like Emerald, Aquamarine is a variety of the mineral, beryl. Most gemstones, including diamond, need enhancement through cutting or treatment to be enjoyed in a piece of jewelry. Since antiquity, most Aquamarine has been heated to permanently purify its blue color.
With proper care, your Aquamarine will be enjoyed from generation to generation. Protect it from scratches and sharp blows and remove Aquamarine before engaging in activities such as housework, gardening and sports.
While today we are not limited by tradition, the symbolism of Aquamarine is treasured as the birthstone for March and given as a symbol of hope, youth, health and fidelity.