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Aquamarine Crystals and Mineral Specimens
Aquamarine has been the traditional birthstone for the month of March. Aquamarine ranges from pale blues to light blues to yellowish blues. Ancient seer considered it to be under the influence of the moon. Aquamarine is the mineral Beryl, a Beryllium Aluminum Silicate. The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua Marinus, meaning "water of the sea," and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color.
Those who believe in crystal healing believe that aquamarine is a “stone of courage and protection” and enhances spiritual communication.
Brazil is the world's leading source of gem-quality aquamarine. It is found there in both pegmatites and alluvial deposits. Afghanistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania, and Zambia are all sources of aquamarine. India and Sri Lanka have long histories of aquamarine production from alluvial deposits.