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For those born in March, their birthstone is Aquamarine, a tranquil gemstone that promotes peace and harmony.
Being the first of the spring birthstones, Aqua is also said to represent transformation and rebirth as well as embodying vitality and purity.
There is no secret that this semi-precious gemstone's water inspired name was given due to its light blue tones. But before it was given this elegant title, legend has it that Romans called it the “sailor’s gem” because fishermen would use it for protection, safe travel by boat and luck in catching fish.
Aqua symbolises all the feelings that the ocean waves bare – serenity, tranquillity, and clarity. Spiritually, this blue stone is said to have calm flowing vibrations which aid in clearing the mind and calming the heart. In history, the Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews admired and valued aquamarine greatly – it was a symbol of happiness and everlasting youth.
The ancient philosopher Pliny paid tribute to this gem of vitality, stating, "the lovely aquamarine, which seems to have come from some mermaid's treasure house, in the depths of a summer sea, has charms not to be denied.”