Aquamarine (meaning water of the sea in Latin) is the blue or blue-green form of beryl. Other stones in the same family include emerald, golden beryl, pink morganite and yellow heliodor. Its colour can range from almost clear to deep blue, depending on the amount of iron traces it contains. Its colour is particularly set off by metals such as white gold, silver or platinum.
Did you know?
- Aquamarine is the birthstone for March.
- It is traditionally considered to bring good luck, and sailors often wore aquamarine rings while at sea.
- Aquamarine jewellery is often given as an anniversary gift, and is particularly associated with the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries, symbolising faithfulness and friendship.