Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. The word aquamarine comes from Latin word marinus which means water of the sea. This crystal resembles the color of the ocean. This crystal improves communication skills and enhances intellectual process of a person and provides rapidness in responses. It boosts courage and confidence. In history, this stone was believed to provide victory in battles and disputes hence it was very popular. Aquamarine is good for the throat chakra. Aquamarine honors Chinese goddess of mercy and unconditional love Kuan-Yin who is said to protect children and women, she is also called champion of the unfortunate people and considered one of the most favorite goddesses of Chinese people. Aquamarine also honors Mayan goddess of motherhood named Akna and Slavonic goddess of water named Kunlapa. It was believed to be the treasure of mermaids and worn by sailors as an amulet of good luck and protection during their ventures. It was believed the two shoulder stones of the High Priest of the Second Temple were Aquamarines. Each was engraved with six of the tribes of Israel. A great stone for teachers or students who have problems with speaking or lack of confidence as it provides confidence and stimulates the communication skills.
Crystal: Aquamarine. Country of origin: Carnauba dos Dantas, Rio Grande Norte, Brazil. Chemical composition: Be3Al2(SiO3)6. Hardness based on Mohs scale: 7.5 - 8.