Aquamarine and Morganite both belong to the gem mineral family “Beryl”, with Morganite being rarer than Aquamarine. Aquamarine, the birth stone for March, derives its name from the latin language and the translation is “water of the sea”. It is very rightly named, for this blue variety of beryl comes in a cascade of light blue colors, from sky blue to a deeper ocean blue to everything in between. The lure of this gemstone is one of the most drawing and captivating in the colored gemstone world. Aquamarine arouses sympathy, trust, harmony and friendship for its wearer – emotions that are beneficial to almost anyone, but especially those in lasting relationships. Aquamarine is divine, eternal, and full of life because its colors copy both the heavens and the seas. Morganite is the light pink to violet-pink variety of beryl. Morganite was first identified in 1910, and was named the following year by George F. Kunz in honor of financier and banker J.P. (John Pierpont) Morgan. Morganite attracts and maintains love. It helps release unhealthy emotional patterns, aids in developing trust and brings a sense of joy and inner strength. The members of the beryl group make excellent jewelry due to the variety of colors, brilliance of the material, and the high 7.5-8 hardness.