The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words, 'aqua' meaning water and 'marina' meaning sea. Hence the translation 'Sea Water.' The colour of this lovely gem reflects its name perfectly as it is usually found in a transparent blue or sea green. Check out the sidebar for a few more facts.
The connections with the sea are obvious and legend suggests that sailors would wear an aquamarine to protect them and keep them safe at sea.
My story this month is set beside the sea. The jewels for Aquamarine's horn were collected from the mermaid's treasure chest. We also meet a mermaid called, Oceanna. Click for an extract from her story HERE or click the tab at the top of the page.
Finally, the flower for this month is the sunny and fragrant daffodil.
Happy Birthday to anyone celebrating their birthdays this month.