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.


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