Top Three Benefits of Aquamarine
- Helps you speak with clarity and compassion
- Lets your release stuck emotions and old attachments
- Brings the energy of the Divine Feminine
Healing Properties of Aquamarine
Aquamarine is associated with water. Its cooling energy can calm anger and helps create a relaxed but alert state of mind. It can help you stay connected to your inner wisdom in the midst of conflict. The result is the ability to speak your truth clearly in a way that contributes to peace and harmony. If you tend to get into arguments, wearing aquamarine can help you stay centered.
Aquamarine is a stone of the Divine Feminine. It teaches a form of power that is yielding and yet resilient.
Think of the power of water to wear away rock and crack it open when the water turns to ice. It is at once gentle and powerful. At times water can even be destructive, but this makes way for new beginnings. This power to wash away attachments if why aquamarine makes a great stone to help you in letting go.
Aquamarine as a Gemstone
About the Stone
Aquamarine sits at a 7.5 – 8 on the Mohs scale (somewhere between quartz and topaz). It is a member of the beryl family, along with emerald, morganite, and bixbite (red emerald). Aquamarine’s name comes from Latin, meaning water and sea.
The best quality aquamarine sources are in Brazil. It is also found in Russia, Nigeria, Zambia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of the United States.
Aquamarine is a favorite stone of many:
- Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. (Before the fifteenth century, it was the birthstone for October.)
- It is the official state gem of Colorado.
- It is the gemstone for the 19th year of marriage.
- It is the birthstone for the astrological sign Pisces.
In the past, sailors wore aquamarine to ward off seasickness and encourage safe travel. Some saw it as a stone of eternal youth.
Because aquamarine is a hard stone, it is safe for all forms of jewelry, such as rings, pendants, and earrings. It is also hard enough to be faceted for fine jewelry, making it suitable for engagement rings.
Clean your aquamarine often to keep it stunning. The color pales when dirt collects around the stone. Keep this in mind when buying lighter or pale colored stones.
Be careful not to mistake blue topaz gemstones for aquamarine. Topaz is beautiful as well, but is less expensive than aquamarine. Another imitation of aquamarine is a form of spinel called aquamarine spinel.
Aquamarine gems are often heat treated to enhance the color. When purchasing one of these stones, be sure to ask if it is natural or treated.