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The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua Marinus, meaning "water of the sea," and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color. It has a transparent light blue color. The color of the stone sometimes turns bluish-green due to the presence of iron oxides in the chemical zone. Ancient seer considered it to be under the influence of the moon. Most aquamarine is heated to enhance its blue color for use in high-end jewelry, but raw aquamarine has the benefit of more potent energy. Aquamarine loses its color if exposed to strong sunlight for a long time.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. There are many myths and legends about the aquamarine stone. Those who believe in crystal healing believe that aquamarine is a “stone of courage and protection” and enhances spiritual communication.
Brazil is the largest producer of gem Aquamarine; other important producers are Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma), Russia, China, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya, and the United States (Colorado and California). In 1910, the largest ever aquamarine was found in Brazil, weighing 243 pounds.