Aquamarine is the official birthstone of March, and is the green-blue to blue variety of the mineral species beryl. It is the cousin to Emerald, Heliodor, Morganite and Bixbite. Although the Beryl ‘family’ comprises of a few types of gemstones, they are all uniquely different. Aquamarine contains iron impurities that result in its pale light blue to dark-shade blue hues that it can be found in. Aquamarines soothing colour and crystalline clarity grasp the enchanting colours of the sea, which is suitable as the name derives from the Latin words, “aqua” meaning water and “marine” meaning sea.