Aquamarine (Latin aqua marina, “sea”) is a pretty precious gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl. The color is pale green, yellow-green, pale blue or blue-green. Aquamarine is a very common mineral and is, like other minerals containing beryllium especially in pegmatites. Sites are in countries such as Brazil (Minas Gerais), Madagascar, the Urals, Nigeria, Pakistan, Mexico, India, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and the United States. Types Aquamarine Santa Maria Quality Designation for very good aquamarines. Name of the eponymous mine Ceará in Brazil. Santa-Maria-Africana- Quality Designation of good aquamarines from Mozambique since 1991 on the market. Name is derived from ‘Santa-Maria’- quality of Ceará in Brazil. Maxixe-aquamarine- Dark aquamarine.
The color bleached out in daylight. Originally from the Maxixe mine in Minas Gerais in Brazil. Since the nineteen seventies offered regularly, but apparently worked by radiation. The color is not colorfast. In the Middle Ages, images of the Virgin Mary decorated with aquamarine. Legend has it that the stone was a mermaid and leads to love. Warns to injustice as the stone changes color. By some naturopaths some medicinal effects is awarded to aquamarine, viz. The strengthening of the immune system, combating seasickness, skin allergies and promote rest and relaxation. Astrologers have different views about the constellations that Aquamarine is associated, called Aquarius, Libra, Pisces, Aries and Gemini.