Aquamarine is one of the most popular members of the beryl family, a sibling to Emerald, Morganite, Bixbite, Heliodor, and Goshenite. The word aquamarine is derived from a combination of two latin words aqua meaning water and marina meaning the sea. Many people know aquamarine because it serves as the birthstone for the month of March. Aquamarine have a hardness value of 7.5 to 8 on the mohs scale. That means these gems have excellent resistence to scratches and abrasions
Nature and color of stone
The color ranges, depending on the relative concentrations and location of iron within the beryl crystal structure. Aquamarine’s tranquil color and crystalline clarity capture the beauty of the sea. In general, the purer and more intense the blue color, the more valuable the stone. Most aquamarine is light greenish blue. Aquamarine obtains its greenish blue color from the trace amounts of furous iron which is present in it. Usually its color is enhanced by it cut.
Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energy reduce stress and quiet the mind. Aquamarine has an affinity with sensitive people. And its soothing energy makes it a perfect companion to calm fears and phobias. It can invoke tolerance of others and overcomes judgementalism, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility. The process of intellectual reasoning and the ability to find answers quickly are also facilitated by aquamarine. The stone allows you to learn about the world at large as well as yourself, as it makes analytical thinking more manageable and gives strength to discipline and perseverance by virtue of a lifted mood.
The healing properties of aquamarine are ideally suited for emotional, spiritual, and physical healing. The soothing and calming effects of the stone, indicated in its meaning, help uncover the underlying anger and fears that are the cause of all emotional trauma and help deal with them in a truthful and meaningful way. If there’s an old emotional trauma preventing you from moving forward in life, aquamarine’s cleansing properties will make things easier to let go of.
Taking care of aquamarine
Warm soapy water is always a safe cleaning method for aquamarine. Cleaning by ultrasonic and steam cleaners is usually safe unless the stone has liquid inclusions or fractures. Rarely, aquamarine might be fracture filled. These stones should only be cleaned with warm soapy water.
An Aquamarine gemstone has a legendary history. It is hard enough to sustain ornamentation. It imbibes many qualities that bring positive vibes to the wearer. It is a beautiful gem that is reasonably priced too. Gift yourself one today.