According to legend, Aquamarine was discovered after it fell out of a mermaid’s treasure chest. Sailors would use the stone as a talisman to calm waves and bring protection while sailing on open water.

It’s not hard to understand why this dreamy, blue stone has strong associations with the ocean. Even its name, Aquamarine, comes from the Latin words for seawater. This March birthstone is a blue variety of the mineral Beryl, and is mined mostly in Brazil, but is also found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique.

Most of these stones are considered "eye-clean". This means they lack inclusions, which are any material trapped inside a mineral. Due to this, Aquamarine has amazing transparency and clarity. In essence, they look like the crystal-clear oceans of The Bahamas- you could dive right in!

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