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Intellect & clarity

The aquamarine belongs to the beryl family and is the birthstone of March. This gemstone has its name from the Latin names for water and sea. The history and legends surrounding this gemstone continue to connect it to the sea. It can be found in a broad spectrum of blue and green nuances, while its opacity can vary from clear to milky and almost opaque.

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Aquamarine is March's birthstone, and is also the birthstone for the zodiacs Aries & Pisces. Each month has its own unique gemstone to represent it. Carrying your birthstone is said to bring good luck. You can carry your birthstone as a good luck amulet, or your loved ones’ birthstone as a symbol of love.

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Aquamarine symbolises intellect, clarity, and attention. It's said that Aquamarine can raise intuition and has a calming quality - the perfect gemstone when you need to keep your cool.

Learn more about gemstone symbolism in our large Gemstone Encyclopedia here.

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The Aquamarine is often referred to as a stone of courage and preparedness and is said to bring balance and order to its bearer. The gemstone also has an energetic property, which is said to bring harmony and balance, as well as reduce anxiety. Since the Aquamarine heightens intuition
it’s a fantastic gemstone for meditation.

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The Aquamarine is a 7,5 on Mohs’ Hardness Scale, making it a relatively durable gemstone, that can withstand most wear and tear. The gemstone’s colour will not fade in direct sunlight, but avoid sudden, large changes in temperature as this may cause the stone to crack. Clean your Aquamarine with warm, soapy water, or get it professionally cleaned with an ultrasonic bath.

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Many gemstones are connected to a special anniversary. Aquamarine pieces of jewellery are traditionally given as a gift on the 16th & 19th wedding anniversary. The Aquamarine's symbolism of balance and order is also a perfect message for the wedding day gift.

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Sailors used to wear aquamarines to prevent seasickness and keep them safe on their many journeys across the sea. In some cultures, aquamarine has been a symbol of everlasting youth. In the middle-ages, aquamarine was believed to be an antidote for poison.

The legends of the aquamarine continue to connect it to the sea. According to an ancient Greek legend, aquamarine was found in the treasure chests of mermaids. The aquamarine was said to protect sailors on their journeys across the sea. Its powers were said to increase when immersing the gemstone in water. Archaeologists have found the aquamarine carved into statues of Poseidon, God of the sea.

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Aquamarine can, amongst other countries, be found in Brazil, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Zambia, Sri Lanka, Russia, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It belongs to the beryl family along with morganite and emerald. It is a fairly hard gemstone, ranking on 7,5-8 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Aquamarine is found in blue and green colours, ranging from deep teal to pale blue in varying opacities. The depth of its colour is determined by the amount of iron in the gemstone. The aquamarine can display a cat-eye effect, also known as chatoyancy.

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Spirituality & courage

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Invincibility, strength & love

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Harmony, health & protection

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Integrity, purity & honesty