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Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green; the color is usually more intense in larger stones.
The name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. Aquamarine was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. The beautiful blue color of aquamarine is said to give its wearer protection against foes in battle or litigation. It also brings the wearer unconquerable and amiable powers. It quickens the intellect and dulls a temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. March’s birthstone is also thought to enhance the happiness of marriages.
As well as being the birthstone for March Aquamarine is also the gem of the 19th wedding anniversary.
What is Aquamarine
Aquamarine is a variety of beryl and is mined mainly in Brazil, but is also found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, Mozambique, Colombia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. The best gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly greenish blue hues.
The central gemstone in the Queen’s Brazilian tiara is an Aquamarine, which was gifted to her by the Brazilian people in 1953 and was worn at her 60th Coronation Anniversary in 2013.
Here is Kate Middleton wearing Aquamarine chandelier earrings
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