The perfectly named “aquamarine” is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “water,” and marina, meaning “of the sea.” It is the birthstone for March and it is also the gemstone for the 19th Wedding Anniversary.
Aquamarine comes in a wide range of natural blue colours and shades from blue to blue-green to sea-green.
A very historical stone~ Roman bridegrooms gave the aquamarine as a wedding gift to their brides believing that the stone absorbed the atmosphere of young love. The Romans and the Greeks believed that wearing and aquamarine would ensure a safe and prosperous journey across stormy seas, so the aquamarine was often given as a gift to sailors. The aquamarine was also believed to render soldiers invincible. It was believed to bring victory in battles.
The properties with which the Zodiac sign of Pisces, is associated with are
Faithfulness, courage and friendship
Awareness, quick response and easing communication problems
"A March born shall always be
Soothed by Aqua, gem of sea
This mermaid's treasured stone you wear
Will bring happiness, love, affection and care."
Associated with the Throat chakra, Aquamarine helps overcome the fear of speaking, and is an excellent stone for teachers and presenters of all types. It relaxes speakers to a stage of consciousness in which they are fully aware of their own truths, wisdom and feelings, and able to articulate them with clarity and conviction. It also allows one to speak clearly and without anger in difficult situations.