The Sailors’ Lucky Stone – Aquamarine

Like seawater, aquamarine comes in blue and green blue color.  Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family and is known for its delicate blue or blue green coloring, which accounts for its name.  Aquamarine is the birthstone for March.  Aquamarine is a popular stone with very good hardness and luster.

Aquamarine pendantAccording to the saga the aquamarine originated in the treasure chest of fabulous mermaids, and has, since ancient times, been regarded as the sailors’ lucky stone.

The leading producer of aquamarine is Brazil, with many mines spread throughout the country. Other deposits found in Australia, Myanmar (Burma), China, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe, as well as in several U.S. locations.

 

One thought on “The Sailors’ Lucky Stone – Aquamarine

  1. Pingback: Three Generations Lovingly Represented | Oro De Rey... Gold of the King

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s