Aquamarine is magnificent blue-green gemstone ranging in color from colorless to sky blue. It has been mined for thousands of years and has been referred to as the mermaid's treasure and associated with the sea since ancient times. The name aquamarine means "sea water" from Latin and its eye-catching colors make aquamarine jewelry highly valuable and popular all over the world. It has been used by sailors as the charm protecting at sea. Aquamarine is said to ensure truth in relationships, to maintain a happy marriage and to enhance and preserve mutual love. This glorious gem is believed to replace the feelings of frustration and anger with overall feeling of peacefulness and metal clarity. Aquamarine is considered the gem for artists as it is said to help with self-expression and creativity. Gum and teeth problems, swollen lymph nodes and drug dependence have been treated with aquamarine gems. The value of aquamarine is determined by its color and clarity. There must be no inclusions in high quality aquamarine and it should be perfectly transparent. Pure, clear blue aquamarines with a hint of green are the highest valued. Aquamarine ring is the perfect gift for 16th and 19th wedding anniversary. It is the birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Scorpio and for the month of March. White gold and yellow gold aquamarine rings are durable, elegant and trendy. To avoid fading the color of your aquamarine ring avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight and take it off when you are exercising, doing housework or any physical activities. You can clean your ring with aquamarine by soaking it in warm water with soap and scrubbing it with a soft toothbrush. To add sparkle you can add a little ammonia to the water. And if you searching for blue alternative to aquamarine, collection of topaz rings will be also interesting for you.