The bluish green aquamarine gemstone belongs to the Beryl family and is known as the stone of courage. It is also found in pale blue or a sea green color. The name Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words meaning water and sea. Legend has it that sailors wore amulets made from this gem, for protection while they were at sea. Even today some sailors use this gemstone as a protective talisman while traveling in the seas. According to ancient folklore, the aquamarine gemstone was found in a treasure chest belonging to a mermaid.
The Aquamarine gem is birthstone for the month of March. It is symbolic of hope, happiness, good health, fidelity, eternal youth and lasting love. This sparkling gemstone is found in the mines of Australia, Brazil, Africa, Canada, China, India, Ireland, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Ural Mountains in Russia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the United States.
This dazzling stone looks great in jewelry items such as rings, pendants, earrings, brooches and bracelets. It can have simple as well as fancy cuts such as pear shape, heart shape and square cuts. This gemstones hardly has any inclusions. They usually have great clarity and transparency. Like all other gemstones, aquamarines are also treated to enhance the blue color.
Powers and healing properties of the Aquamarine Gemstone
This gemstone is known to attract friends and friendly people to you. Wonderfully brings emotions under control and heals emotional traumas. It helps in effective communication. The soothing blue color of a aquamarine eases depression and grief. The refreshing blue color helps you to relax and calms nerves. Its mystic properties aid in sound sleep and gives freedom from insomnia. It brings peace and spiritual healing. It increases concentration power, gives mental clarity and alleviates confusion. Enhances tolerance and understanding.
It works like an elixir for those with a hyperactive temperament.
It bestows couples with marital bliss and enables them to have a successful marriage. Since ancient times, aquamarine is known to protect against perils of the sea and helps with seasickness.
The Aquamarine gemstone is believed to have amazing healing properties. Massaging the affected skin with this gemstone will help cure varicose veins. The coolness in the blue color of Aquamarine is known to reduce inflammation in joints and relieve pain. People suffering from Arthritis have found relief after using this gem.
This gemstone is also useful in curing sore throat, lymph nodes, liver, kidney, spleen and heart diseases. It works well against nerve pain, glandular problems, toothache, and disorders of the neck, jaw and throat, eye and ear problems. It is a powerful stone to use during meditation and prayers. Some believe that this gemstone can overcome the effects on poison. The divine and eternal Aquamarine gemstone brings peace and tranquility in life, making it very popular and in demand with people from all over the world.