Gemstone family: Beryl
Mohs hardness: 7.5 - 8
Colours: Light and dark blue
Ground locations: Brazil, India, Madagascar, Nigeria, Pakistan
Aquamarine derives is name from the Latin ‘aqua’ for ‘water’ and ‘marina’ for ‘sea’, for it was believed to be sacred to Neptune, the god of sea. Therefore, adventurous sailors and bold travellers would wear Aquamarine as an amulet to guarantee them a safe journey.
True to its serene colour, Aquamarine is thought to provide its wearers with calm and peace. True to its pure tint, it is said to give deep insight and mental clarity. True to its intense hue, it is alleged to foster courage and strength. In a nutshell, Aquamarine will help you discard all your fear and insecurity.