pronunciation – Aquamarine – “ah-qua-mar-een”
A crystal that shines with mental and spiritual clarity, Aquamarine serves as a wonderful companion for growth and success. These stones also serve as the March birthstone and are highly sought after as faceted gems for jewelry. Curious about the details of this popular gemstone? Read on to learn more about Aquamarine!
- SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AQUAMARINE
- PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AQUAMARINE
- PHOTO GALLERY
- AQUAMARINE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES
- LORE & HISTORY
- HOW TO USE AQUAMARINE
- CLEANING AND CLEANSING AQUAMARINE
- AQUAMARINE TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
- GEM ELIXIRS
- OTHER NAMES FOR AQUAMARINE
- GEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
- FEATURED PRODUCTS
SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AQUAMARINE
Aquamarine builds a bridge between the throat and heart chakras giving the user the ability to speak their truth from the heart. These stones can cool tempers, ease conflicts, and bring an end to arguments.
Aquamarine also dissolves thinking patterns that keep us stagnant, foggy, or confused. This property further serves to stimulate orderliness, prompting us to bring any unfinished business to a decisive conclusion.
When our hearts and minds are in sync, we open ourselves up to unlimited possibilities; Aquamarine excels at bringing forth that powerful inner alignment. It keeps the wearer honest, goal-oriented, dynamic, persistent, and successful. Because of this, Aquamarine makes a sound choice for anyone seeking spiritual growth. These gems even serve to develop skills such as mediumship, clairvoyance, and foresight.
PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AQUAMARINE
Aquamarine helps to regulate growth and hormones while bringing harmony to the pituitary and thyroid glands. It can support eyesight and immune system function and eases allergies. This crystal also helps to soothe issues associated with the throat, ears, mouth, teeth, and lungs.
Aquamarine enhances communication by helping to choose the right words, tone, and ideas when speaking to someone. It imparts clarity and focuses one’s words during emotionally charged situations. As a result, these stones are excellent for teachers, therapists, professors, or anyone who speaks publicly.
AQUAMARINE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES
|HEALING PROPERTIES||Inspiration, Insight, Protection, Higher Self, Inner Peace|
|CHAKRAS||Throat, Third Eye|
|ZODIAC SIGNS||Aries, Gemini, Pisces|
|NUMBERS||1, 4, 6, 10|
|TAROT||The Magician, The Emperor, The Lovers, Wheel of Fortune|
|DEITIES||Akna (Mayan), Neptune (Roman), Poseiden (Greek), Ægir (Norse), Varuna (Hindu), Mizuchi (Japanese), Kukulcan (Mayan), Atlaua (Mexica/Aztec), Sedna (Inuit)|
|PAIRINGS||Ajoite, Kunzite, Phenakite, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Green Opal, Chrysocolla, Green Calcite|
LORE & HISTORY
Aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua marina meaning water of the sea. It received this name because of its seawater color. This stone is often a pale blue to blue-green variety of Beryl and is the most common color used in gem-quality pieces of jewelry.
Some of the largest pieces of Aquamarine come from mines located in Brazil. Unique pieces, like the Marta Rocha, weighing in at close to 40kg have produced over 55 carats of cut stones. There are also other pieces that are widely known for their size, color, and quality; the Urubu and the Jacueto are very large specimens weighing 33kg and 19kg, respectively.
Aquamarine is considered the March birthstone but this was not adopted as the norm until the American National Association of Jewelers chose it in 1912. Beryl, and by extension Aquamarine, also serves as a birthstone for Scorpio. Aquamarine is the traditional gem to give on the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries.
HOW TO USE AQUAMARINE
It has been said that the mineral Beryl gives the wearer protection against foes, both in battle and in litigation. These stones produce an unconquerable and amiable attitude and also quicken the intellect.
Aquamarine’s high vibrations can lead us to develop our individual spiritual paths. This gemstone pairs well with other gems, and we highly recommend meditating with other heart chakra stones. Using other such stones in tandem with Aquamarine amplifies the user’s openness, further cleanses and clears emotions, and accelerates heart healing.
On the Body: Wear as jewelry or carry on your person to help keep emotional balance in high-stress situations. This crystal also offers protection when traveling at sea or spending time near water.
Inside: Keep Aquamarine near where you sleep to assist in dream work and astral projection. Keep it in your office to enhance mental clarity.
Outside: Because Aquamarine possesses a Mohs hardness scale value of 7.5 – 8, it can handle most of the outdoor elements and may be kept near entryways to provide protection for your home. However, this stone can lose its color if not kept in the shade so watch out for exposing it to direct sunlight.
CLEANING AND CLEANSING AQUAMARINE
Physical Cleaning: Clean Aquamarine with canned air to remove dust and debris.
Energetic Cleansing: There are numerous ways to energetically cleanse Aquamarine.
- Set on or next to Selenite or Satin Spar, or set in lavender.
- Use smoke from herb bundles or incense.
- Charge under the full moonlight.
AQUAMARINE TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
Toxic or harmful stone due to aluminum inclusion.
“Contains aluminum” (Hibiscus)
“Contains aluminum” (Healing Crystals)
Aquamarine contains aluminum which renders it unsafe for use in gem elixirs made with the direct method. Only use the indirect method for creating a gem elixir with this stone.
OTHER NAMES FOR AQUAMARINE
Common Names: Aquamarine
Trade Names: Blue Beryl, Beryl
Trademarked Names: N/A
Aquamarine is a dark blue-to-green variety of Beryl. It is usually clear with few to no fractures and gets its color from small inclusions of iron.
Aquamarine exhibits a prismatic growth habit with hexagonal cross-sections and flat termination. Brazil provides the main source of mined Aquamarine, but it is found in smaller amounts in many other countries around the world.
|HABIT||Columnar – Forms columns|
Crystalline – Coarse – Occurs as well-formed coarse-sized crystals.
Prismatic – Crystals shaped like slender prisms
|COLOR||Green, Blue, Yellow, Colorless, Pink.|
|LUSTER||Vitreous – Resinous|
|DIAPHANEITY||Transparent to subtranslucent|
|FRACTURE||Brittle – Conchoidal|
|SPECIFIC GRAVITY||2.77 kg/cm3|
|OPTICAL PROPERTIES||Uniaxial (-), e=1.564-1.595, w=1.568-1.602|
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