The name “Aquamarine” is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “water,” and marina, meaning “of the sea”. It has been said that the mineral beryl gives the wearer protection against foes in battle or litigation. It makes the wearer unconquerable and amiable, and also quickens the intellect.
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People have probably used tourmaline as a gem for centuries, but until the development of modern mineralogy, they identified it as some other stone (ruby, sapphire, emerald, and so forth) based on its coloring.
Tourmaline comes in a variety of different colors. In fact, it has one of the widest color range of any gems species.
Birthstone for October and the gem for 8th anniversaries.