Derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning sea, comes the glamorous birthstone of all March babies, Aquamarine. Learn four facts about this beautiful gemstone below.
1. Aquamarine is also the birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Scorpio.
2. Aquamarine belongs to the beryl family, and ranges in color from teal, to blue-green to an almost colorless pale blue.
3. This stone is said to endow foresight, courage, and happiness within the wearer. It is also said that the deep sea green color of some aquamarines is believed to keep one calm and peaceful.
4. The aquamarine is mined in Nigeria, Zambia, Pakistan, Brazil, Mozambique and Madagascar, with Brazil being the largest source.