Greek and Romans already used aquamarine in jewelry in the 3rd century BC. Intaglio’s, an engraved or incised scenery, often of the sea, were set in brooches.
In the past it was believed that aquamarine protected ocean travelers during their long trips and assuring them a safe return home. Therefore this gem is also known as the ‘sailor’s gem’.
Aquamarine belongs to the beryl family, like emerald (green), morganite (pink) and heliodor (yellow). The less well-known family members are goshenite (colorless) and bixbite (red).
Aquamarine is found in different places around the world but Brazil is the most wellknown place to find this blue gem.
This gemstone does have a calming effect on the wearer and it protects also when traveling. Chakra: 5th or throat chakra.
The aquamarine belongs to the zodiac signs Aquarius, Pisces, Gemini and Libra.
Aquamarine is the birthstone of the month February.