Aquamarine Information - The Blue Beryl

Aquamarine Information - The Blue Beryl

Useful Aquamarine information - It is a beautiful medium to dark blue colored stone that comes from Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, and the USA. There is a new source of Aquamarine coming from China and Columbia but they are generally a little bit more yellow. It is a highly sought-after semi precious gem, which for centuries has been used in the creation and encrustation of jewelry and everyday items. Sailors of legend believed that mermaids’ tails were made of Aquamarine. The lucky stone was thought to ensure sailors a safe return.

Aquamarine Information - Specifications

  • The chemical composition of aquamarine is (SiO3)6
  • MOHS: hardness ratio is 7.5
  • Crystal System: Hexagonal
  • Luster: Vitreous
  • Specific gravity: 2.76
  • Refractive Index:nω = 1.564–1.59 &nε = 1.568–1.602
  • Chromophore: The element that gives the blue color is Fe2+

Aquamarine Information - Colors

Aquamarine comes from very light blue all the way through to a deeply saturated Ocean blue. The best color is often called Santa Maria Blue and recently there has been a new find in Madagascar of very nicely saturated Aquamarine that they call Double Blue.

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Aquamarine Information - Sources

Madagascar was the chronological source of Aquamarine, which generated attractive, standard dark blue stones. Nowadays, Brazil is most likely the most productive supplier of Aquamarine. Other significant sources of Aquamarine are the African countries of Nigeria and Kenya.

Aquamarine Information - History

The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin words ‘aqua’ - Water, and ‘marina’ - Sea. Legend says that it is the treasured by mermaids and sailors would carry Aquamarine to protect them against drowning. Believed to aid in digestion, Roman physicians would employ Aquamarine to treat overeating and reduction of body fluid retention.

It is believed that Aquamarine has the ability to reawaken the love in married couples. Roman legend also tells that it absorbs the atmosphere of young love; ‘When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.’ And is also considered an appropriate gift for a Groom to give to his bride following the consummation of their marriage.

To the Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews, Aquamarine was the symbol of happiness and everlasting youth. Place your Aquamarine under a full moon, to help restore its look and renew its energy.

This stone is accustomed to the sea and facilitates us to keep in touch with the natural history and spirits of the deep sea. Based on the usual legend, it has its sources in the chest of the mermaid and has been a lucky stone for sailors. In fact, it is a stone for those individuals who seize holidays and take cruises.

Aquamarine Information - Birthstone

March is the month for the Aquamarine Birthstone.

Famous Aquamarine

The largest stone every found is from Brazil. Specifically Minas Gerais. It weighed 110kg (242 pounds) and measured 48cm x 42 cm in Diameter.

Largest Aquamarine Crystal

The largest cut Aquamarine is the Dom Pedro which now sits in the Smithsonian Institute. It finished weighing in at 10,363 cts and measured 36cm x 10cm. It is an amazing piece of work.

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Aquamarine Information - Holistic Aspects

Aquamarine was also referred as the “Treasure of Mermaids, with the control to make the sailors secure at the sea. It is said to be a predominantly tough charm when absorbed in water. It was also believed to have a relaxing influence on land, particularly on married couples. Thus, it is considered as an excellent anniversary gift.

Moreover, it also defends someone against the deception of the devil and a vision of aquamarine intended its wearer to meet new friends .It can heal your heart, thymus, lymph nodes, throat, and immune system. It is also specializing to treat your ears, mouth, allergies, and to protect the individuals, as well.

Other Holistic Aspects

  • Chakras: Throat Chakra
  • Birthstone: March
  • Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Scorpio, Aquarius & Pisces
  • Aquamarine is the gemstone for 19th Anniversary.

Aquamarine Information - The Blue Beryl

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Admin2

Donnajo222 It all depends on your taste. There are some very nice Cabochon Aquamarines but you will find a faceted stone of the same size will fetch more money

11th Mar
Donnajo222

Which is the most desirable, a cabachon , or a nice quality stone, same size/

10th Mar
Nimmo

What would you like to say? Thanks for information very educative for beginers like me

24th Nov 2016
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