Aquamarine is just one member of the beryl family. Its siblings include such notables as emerald, heliodor (golden beryl), and morganite (pink beryl). Aquamarine is mined on almost every continent, but the most prolific mines historically have been found in Brazil and, most recently, in African nations such as Nigeria and Mozambique. Because of its geologic growth process, aquamarine crystals can grow to great size-even pieces weighing more than 100 pounds are not unheard of. History and romance. Aquamarine-Latin for "water of the sea"-is the birthstone for Pisces and Aries folks born in March. According to legend, this seawater gem will protect sailors on their journeys. Aquamarine is not only appropriately named but also fits the flip-flop, vacillating nature of Piceans: It can be greenish-blue, bluish-green, or anything in between. Brazilian aqua's history begins in the state of M

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