This gemstone is the birthstone for March and gets its name from the Latin words for Water and Sea. Aquamarine amulets were worn by ancient sailors to render them fearless and for protection from the wrath of the sea.
Mining Information and Color Variation
Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl family and ranges in color from an almost colorless, pale blue to a blue-green. The most valued color is deep-blue aqua. It is a 7 ½ to 8 on the Moh’s hardness scale. Most of these stones are mined in Brazil with other deposits found mostly in Madagascar, Russia, and India.
Metaphysical Properties of Aquamarine Gemstones
These are some of the most powerful crystals for activating the throat chakra. Its potent energy aids the user in finding their voice and in clearly communicating their truth, and is considered an intoxicating love stone. It is said to rejuvenate and revive the love between couples. If you are lucky enough to own a piece of this beautiful gemstone, hold it during meditation regularly. These crystals emanate calm and soothing energy and are a perfect companion in those times where we are peacefully looking within.
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