Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for “seawater.” This gem was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. Legend also says that Neptune, the King of the Sea, gave Aquamarine as gifts to the mermaids, and from then on, the gem has brought love to all who have worn it. The birthstone of March is the symbol of youth, hope, health and fidelity. The best specimens of Aquamarine—a variety of beryl—combine high clarity with limpid transparency and slightly greenish-blue hues. For those who prefer a purer blue, these gemstones can be professionally heated to permanently enhance their blue tone. However, some insist that the greenish hues remind them more of the sea.