Aquamarine, the birthstone of March, has a rich blue/green color and has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope. The natural healing powers of aquamarine helps alleviate symptoms of stress and according to other traditions, aquamarine has the power to increase intelligence, foresight, courage and happiness.
The ancient Romans believed that Neptune, god of the sea, had a special affiliation with aquamarine. According to legend, Neptune obtained the stone when it fell out of the sirens' jewel box and washed up on the shore. These beliefs helped further the notion that aquamarine provides protection for sailors because, surely, Neptune wouldn't want these jewels to disappear back into the sea.
Formed from the mineral species of 'beryl', this cool blue colored stone is durable and pure. Its mesmerizing color ranges from pale to deep blue and are reminiscent of the sea. A perfect birthstone for March, the Aquamarine creates a beautiful accent to spring and summer wardrobes.