Creative Aqua Knickknack
This item was handcrafted with care and may have minor colour or decoration anomalies or defects. These inconsistencies are the consequence of human intervention in the process, and they add to the completed product’s charm while insuring you get a one-of-a-kind piece.
What Is Aquamarine?
Aquamarine is the name used for the mineral beryl within the colour range of greenish blue to blue.
Beryl was once one of the world’s only important ores of beryllium metal. However, the extraction of beryllium is very expensive. These days, small amounts of beryl are a by-product of gemstone mining.
Aquamarine gemstones can range from a very light hue to much deeper, vibrant shades of blue. The term aquamarine is derived from a combination of two Latin words. The first one, aqua, means water and the second, marina means sea. Together, the word translates to the colour of the sea.
What Is The Spiritual Meaning Of Aquamarine?
Collection of lovely blue uncut aquamarine gemstones.
Due to the fact that aquamarine is so frequently associated with the sea, the stone’s spiritual meaning is one of cleansing.
Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystal blue waters, and the relaxation and feeling of calm that the sea brings. Spiritually, aquamarine is associated with trusting and letting go.
In ancient times, aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids. Sailors used the stone as a talisman to bring good luck on the open waters. The gem was used as a symbol of protection and fearlessness too.
These days, the stone is viewed as one that can bring about happiness and protection to all who travel near water, over water or by water. It is also representative of clear communication straight from the heart.
What Is Aquamarine Used For?
Aquamarine has a number of uses, many of which connect to the idea of openness and communication.
The gem is seen as a stone of courage and helps people overcome any anxieties associated with communication, such as a fear of public speaking. Crystal healers believe teachers should wear aquamarine to help them remain calm and not feel stressed while completing tasks they’ve been dreading.
Additionally, aquamarine gemstones are used to help soothe sore throats, swollen glands and thyroid problems. Because of its calming properties, healers believe that aquamarine can regulate hormones and growth in a way that is most conducive to any kind of transition between phases.
Where Does Aquamarine Come From?
For several years, it was believed that the most valuable aquamarine stones were only found in Brazil and other parts of South America. However, these days the stone is mined all over the world, on almost every continent. Just some of the countries where you’ll find it naturally occurring are Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Russia.
Aquamarine stones in today’s market are most commonly faceted but can be cut as a cabochon. This gives the stone an effect similar to a cat’s eye, which is also known as asterism.
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Colour : Gold
Material : Brass
Care : Spot-Cleaning only. Store in a separate box. Keep away from chemicals.
Birthstone zodiac sign: Pisces
Associated month: March
Crystal system: Hexagonal crystal system
Chemical formula: Be₃Al₂SiO₆
Hardness (Mohs hardness scale): 7.5 – 8