March Birthstone - Aquamarine
The name "aquamarine" stems from two Latin words meaning water and sea. The name "water of the sea" is a fitting title for the aquamarine's ocean-like color. The Ancient Romans believed this gem had fallen out of the sirens' jewel boxes and washed ashore where Neptune, god of the sea, discovered it and revered it as a sacred gemstone. Medieval Europeans believed that the aquamarine could reignite marital passion and protect soldiers in times of war.
Many aquamarines are actually flawless. Some have highly artistic inclusions; these inclusions inspire jewelry designers to create rings, necklaces, and pins using the inclusions as part of the piece