This beautiful blue gemstone whose name originates from the Italian word for seawater embodies the splendour of the sea. A member of the beryl family, aquamarine is a sister to the rich green emerald. It can be found in a range of pale blue hues and aqua green colours. Legends refer to aquamarine as the treasure of Atlantis, with the power to keep sailors safe at sea. In addition, aquamarine is also believed to have a soothing influence on relationships, especially in marriage. Its power to ensure a long and happy marriage makes it an excellent stone to give on anniversaries. Traditionally, aquamarine is also the birthstone for March.
Natural gemstones come from minerals, due to being a naturally occurring product the stones may have tiny flaws and colour variations. Cutting and or polishing may also cause variation in colour and size.
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