Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of march. The name aquamarine comes from the latin aqua marinus, meaning “water of the sea,” and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color. Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. Aquamarine encourages the ideal of service to the world and to the development of a humanity attuned to healing. It emits a gentle and compassionate energy, promoting moderation and responsibility for ones’ actions.