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Aquamarine: An Ocean in One Stone

By | Anna Smith

‘Water of the Sea’ and ‘Sea Stone’ are the names devoted to the beautiful, stunning blue gemstone; Aquamarine. The name originally comes from two Latin words; aqua and marina, meaning ‘water’ and ‘sea’ respectively. Literally, the stone is named as such due to its charming blue ocean-like color, and it’s soft and watery translucence. If you are looking to take a deep dive into the soul of the seas, aquamarine is the gemstone to consider. The stone suits everyone, irrespective of the eye, hair, or skin color. You can pair your splendid aquamarine gem with diamond necklaces as this would accentuate the soft blue jewel quite subtly, without diminishing the aquamarine’s pure shine.

A part of the Beryl family

The aquamarine is a member of the beryl family of gemstones, which also consists of green emerald, yellow heliodor, peach/pink morganite, and red beryl. Apart from its ideal sky-blue color, aquamarine ranges from blue-green to radiant light blue. At the lowest end of the spectrum, you can find this stone in an almost colorless hue with a hint of blue color around the edges, resembling white beryl.

A history that dates back to the mystical mermaid life

Aquamarine holds a mythical, mystic history related to the ocean and seafaring life, as its name implies. Old-time stories tell that aquamarines are acquired from the treasure chests of mermaids. Associated with the sea and water, the stone is believed to have a positive effect on the love life and helps strengthen the marriage. It also brings happiness, harmony, and everlasting juvenility to its wearer. Another myth related to this gemstone is that seafarers used to wear it during their ocean voyages to protect themselves from the dangers of the seas.

Healing powers of aquamarine

Aquamarines are said to hold soothing powers since it gives the impression of calmness, clarity, solace, and tranquility, just like the enchanting ocean does. This appealing gemstone is also believed to possess many healing powers for its wearer. It can heal by soothing and purifying the body and soul, as the ocean water would. Due to its benign and calming powers, aquamarine positively affects the sleep by the process of ‘relieving’ and ‘letting go’. Spiritually, it is considered an excellent source for meditation and revelation. It is also believed to enhance insights, improve intelligence, and aids its wearer in enlightening with foresight. It can inspire trust, comfort bereaved people, and help lovers in resolving issues. Further, it boosts creativity, nourishes senses, improves clarity in times of uncertainty, and helps cope with fears and phobias. Moreover, it has a positive effect on the heart, throat, and liver, and can cure rhinitis, autoimmune diseases, and thyroid problems. The gemstone is considered beneficial and worthwhile for people who travel by sea a lot. This is because aquamarine soothes, cleanses, and protects its wearer amid turbulent and disastrous times.

The biggest source of aquamarine

The most widely known source of aquamarine in the world is Brazil. The country owns the largest deposits with over thousands of mines of aquamarine gems. One of the most spectacular aquamarines was discovered in Minas Gerais in 1910. The gem was 19 inches long and weighed 244 pounds. Other countries having natural deposits of aquamarine include Zambia, Tanzania, and Columbia.

Buy an ideal aquamarine

If you want to own an aquamarine, go for either strong dark blue color or light greenish-blue since these are the most valuable shades. Pick a precise- and well-cut aquamarine, which is clear to the eye and doesn’t have visible inclusions. Commonly, you can find this gem in a round emerald cut, which highlights its brilliance. You can consult the seller of diamond jewelry for buying an aquamarine.

 

 

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