What Is the Birthstone for Pisces?

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Aquamarine is the birthstone for a person born under the Pisces zodiac sign. However, amethyst, ruby, bloodstone and jasper are considered alternate birthstones. Pisces people are born between February 20 and March 20.

Pisces is a water sign represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions. The word aquamarine is derived from Latin and means water and the sea, which is reflected in its cool, serene blue-green color. Sailors believe that the gemstone protects them and ensures a safe voyage. According to the American Gem Society, it is thought to help the wearer remain calm during times of stress. Aquamarine is mined in Brazil, Nigeria and Pakistan.