Aquamarine is a form of blue or blue green beryl. Its name is Latin for "water of the sea" or seawater, which this stone is said to resemble. No stone was more prized by sailors and people who made their life by the sea than the aquamarine. As by simply possessing this stone, or a talisman made from it, it was said to protect from drowning, sea sickness, getting caught in riggings, and a whole host of other nautical disasters, including contact with undesirable creatures of the sea, natural, mythical, and spiritual. The aquamarine was also said to be able to predict storms.
               Strangely enough there is another legend that constantly appears in conjunction with this stone, that being that it increases "conjugal love" and "keeps a marriage happy". How this is done or where this legend started is unknown though the earliest references I have found were to the text “Magic of Kiram”, supposedly written in 1685. All that is left of this text seems to be references to said text. In fact, with the exception of a few books on the folklore surrounding the stones, the earliest work being that of George Fredrick Kunz in 1913, no one in academia seems to have ever heard of the text or the manuscript in which it could be found, and without access to the original document I am unable to verify this part of the legend.

Colors:
Blues and greens, from almost clear or milky white to a rich watery blue.                     
Locations:
Brazil yields fine aquamarine, though it can also be found in Pakistan, Russia, and even parts of the US
Composition:
Be3Al3(SiO3)6. Beryllium Aluminum Silicate.
Hardness:
7


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