MARCH IS AQUAMARINE MONTH
In ancient times, Aquamarine was attributed to the God of the Sea, Neptune. It is said that in ancient Rome sailors would use the stone for their protection at sea by tossing their aquamarine treasures into the waters.
The stone’s name comes from Latin “ Aqua Marina” meaning sea water - appropriate for its watery color. Aquamarine is one of the official birthstones for the month of March and is also the designated gemstone for 19th wedding anniversaries. It is also assigned to the zodiac sun sign Scorpio.
A stone of hope, health, happiness and harmony, believed to awaken the spirit and to rekindle love and friendship.
Just like the calming effects of water, Aquamarine has soothing effects and is related to the throat chakra, allowing clear and honest communication. Aquamarine has been used by healers, shamans and mystics, as they believed it helped to explore and allieviate the darkest aspect of ourselves and to let go of inner fears.
In folklore, Aquamarine was believed to be a favorite of mermaids, as it allows us to reconnect with the energy and powerful life force of water. It is said to help us feel more beautiful and energetic. Therefore, anyone born under a water sign will gravitate to the watery hues of Aquamarine.
Wear Aquamarine to feel beautiful, refresh and renew, for clarity of the mind and for calmness of the spirit. Give an Aquamarine to express love, devotion and friendship.