Aquamarine is the blue variety of the mineral Beryl. It is the birthstone for March.

Hardness: 7.5 to 8     Locations: USA, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, India, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Astrological sign of: Gemini, Pisces & Aries

Aquamarine is a “stone of courage”. It is beneficial for stress, intuition, and fear and is said to protect sailors at sea, shielding the aura. Aquamarine invokes a high state of consciousness and is helpful for closure on all levels. It is helpful in understanding underlying emotional states and interpreting how you feel. It helps judgmental people to be more tolerant. It helps those with a lot of responsibility bring order to their project. It also helps one take responsibility for their actions.