Where it can be found
The majority of aquamarine is found in Brazil. Other important deposits are in Angola, Kenya, central Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Ural Mountains in Russia, Tanzania, Colorado/USA, and Zambia.
- Aquamarine is the wedding anniversary gemstone for the 19th year of marriage.
- Aquamarine is associated with the zodiac sign of Pisces and the planet Neptune.
- Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family and ranges in color from an almost colorless pale blue to blue-green or teal.
- Aquamarines are often heat treated to change a blue-green or teal colored stone to a pure blue. This results in a permanent color change.
The March birthstone, aquamarine, was thought to cure heart, liver, and stomach diseases—all one had to do was drink the water in which the gem had been soaking.
March's first birthstone, aquamarine is a pale blue colored gemstone and is associated with foresight, knowledge, and inspiration.
Aquamarine's soothing blue color is believed to bring mental clarity and releases negative energy from the wearer. Aquamarine brings courage, creativity, perception, hope and self-expression.
Famous Women with March Birthdays
March 22 - Reese Witherspoon - is an American actress and producer.
March 25 - Sarah Jessica Parker - is an American actress, producer, and designer.
March 27 - Mariah Carey - is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.
March 28 - Lady Gaga - is an American singer, songwriter and actress.
March 30 - Celine Dion - is a French Canadian singer and businesswoman.