Aquamarine refers to beryl it is usually clear, but iron content gives it its blue/green color. The green of aquamarine is a watery green without any traces of yellow. #Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminum cyclosilicate and is part of the mineral composition in most Gem Stones.
In the past, the most valued aquamarine stones were green. Today however, the most valued aquamarine stones are a rich, sky blue, but even the blue stones have a green or bluish-green tint to them. Almost all aquamarines on the market have been heat treated to enhance the color. In meeting with the consumer preference for aquamarines in deep blue, the stones are heated near 800 degrees Fahrenheit, which causes the blue color to emerge and the yellow/green tones to disappear.
Not only is aquamarine one of the March birthstones, it’s also used to celebrate 19th wedding anniversaries.
The Aquamarine was believed to protect sailors, and to guarantee a safe voyage. The serene blue or blue-green color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. In the Middle Ages, many believed that the simple act of wearing aquamarine was an antidote to poisoning. The Romans believed that if you carved a frog into a piece of aquamarine jewelry, it would help to reconcile differences between enemies and make new friends.
Some believe using aquamarine as gifts to the bride at a wedding in order to symbolize long unity and love. Some even believed it could re-awaken love between two people.
The Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews all admired aquamarine, and many warriors would wear it into battle to bring about victory. Many ancient medicines used powder from aquamarine to help cure all manner of infection, but it was said to be particularly good for eye ailments. It is also credited to help cure belching and yawning and was considered especially effective for curing ailments of the jaws, throat, stomach, liver and toothaches.
The stone is also considered to be a great addition to mental health and is used widely as a symbol in Tarot as well as a meditation aid and is said to help one cultivate more inner tranquility. It is also considered by some to be a great aligner of the spiritual and the physical, for those who feel out of harmony or alignment with oneself.
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