aqua·ma·rine | ˌä-kwə-mə-ˈrēn
A transparent blue, blue-green, or green variety of Beryl, often considered a semi-precious gemstone and used in jewelry
Primarily rooted from granite rocks, aquamarine's name is derived from the Latin word for seawater. Aquamarine has an icy blue hue and bares the name of March's birthstone. Furthermore, aquamarine was previously thought to enhance the happiness of marriages, and to still waves and protect sailors at sea. This Type 1 gemstone holds excellent clarity, considered extremely pure and intense, justifying it’s high cost. Aquamarine is recognized as a color consisting of the mineral beryl, cultivating in gorgeous six-sided crystals. The country of Brazil is deemed the biggest generator of this gemstone; however, there are many countries that produce large quantities of the gem, including: Russia, Pakistan, China, Myanmar, Zambia, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya, and the United States of America (California and Colorado).