Aquamarine is the green-blue variety of the mineral Beryl (Emerald belongs also to the Beryl family of minerals). Aquamarine has generally a pastel blue colour. This gemstone can also be intense blue and blue-green.The name “aquamarine” comes from the Latin “aqua marina” meaning seawater.
It is found in Brazil, Nigeria, Zambia, Pakistan, Madagascar, Vietnam and in Mozambique. Besides, Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and is believed to have smoothing effects. In Egypt and in the Ancient Rome, aquamarine was used as a talisman.