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Aquamarine: All You Need To Know

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Aquamarine: All You Need To Know

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If you were born in March, then you will probably know that your birthstone is Aquamarine. It has gained a popular reputation for being one of the most stunning blues with its clarity and brightness. The clear blue shade also gives it its mystical background and interesting origins.

Whether your birthday is in March or you are just fascinated by this gemstone, the aquamarine gemstone has several interesting facts about it. This article will go into further details about some of the uses, origins, healing elements and much more. Moreover, you will be able to gain a deeper insight into the meaning of the stone and how it can become more personal to you.

The Fascinating Aquamarine Birthstone

 The gemstone’s name comes from the Latin ‘aqua marina’ which literally translates to sea water. As you can tell by its clear ocean-like blue shade, when people look into the stone, some say it’s similar to looking in the calmness of water.

Aquamarine jewellery has been used since the start of human history and its origins date back to 500 B.C. It was often associated with beauty, healing and soothing powers. It was also believed to heal sailors at sea and protect people from evil spirits.

It’s A Healing Stone

 Aquamarine has many healing properties which also make it a powerful stone for meditating. It will help the person meditating get to the core of their source and spiritual power quicker. In the Roman era, people also used to believe that the gemstone could cure those ill from liver, throat and stomach issues. Even from these earlier time periods, the stone was believed to have a calming and soothing effect.

Aquamarine: All You Need To Know

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The 4 Cs

It’s a semi-precious stone coming from the beryl stone family which is also the origins of emerald stones. Aquamarine gems are still valued by their 4 C’s so you will be able to find out more about their colour, clarity, carat and cut when buying.

It’s A Favourite Because Of Its Shade

Designers and jewellery connoisseurs love this gemstone due to it being the palest blue gem there is. Moreover, it is unique and stunning in several shapes and sizes which means the designer has much more creative freedom and expression.

They Come In Different Shades

Aquamarine isn’t just one colour but can range from teals to bluey greens. It depends on the hues and saturation grade of the gem which is decided when the stone is valued in a gemmological lab.

Traced Back To South America

Coming from Columbia and Brazil, the gem catches the eyes of many and can be located amongst the mountains and mines. The most valuable aquamarine gemstones do however come from these locations in South America.

Aquamarine: All You Need To Know

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As you can see, there are many interesting facts about this fascinating gemstone. No wonder so many choose to purchase it as a centre stone for their jewellery.

Aquamarine: All You Need To Know

 

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Comments

  1. brie says

    That is an incredibly beautiful stone. I am obsessed with stones and that one is definitely a favorite, Thanks for sharing all the interesting facts about it.

  2. Hollie says

    I absolutely love the stone. Aquamarine is such a beautiful color. This makes me wish I had more colorful stones.

  3. Amy says

    I love aquamarine. I’ve never realized that it had a healing power but can see how it has a calming effect and great for meditation

  4. MELANIE EDJOURIAN says

    It’s a pretty coloured stone. I didn’t realise that this was the stone for March – it’s my birthday then. I haven’t used this one for healing before but have used others.

  5. Komal says

    I had no idea they are from South America. Emerald is mine. Know anything about that?

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Hi Komal,
      Emerald is in green shades and Colombia is the largest producer. But the best part is that it is considered to be the stone of successful love. Just reminds me about your oncoming wedding!
      All the best Komal!

  6. Snehal says

    A friend of my mine is March born. She would definitely love this article on Aquamarine and would plan to purchase a gemstone after I share this. 😀

  7. Blairvillanueva says

    I’m not born in March but I love aquamarine color coz it is perfect for summer. Plus, green is a lucky color!

  8. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    My birthstone is topaz but I like aquamarine better. The color is so pretty and being a healing stone in itself is a good reason to buy aquamarine jewelry

  9. Samantha says

    the natural healing that links to Aquamarine is very powerful. Also, it was one of my favorite Disney movies!

  10. Michele Dennis says

    The Aquamarine is such a beautiful stone. It is my daughter’s birthstone as she was born in March. Because of that I have several pieces of jewelry with the Aquamarine in it.

  11. David Elliott says

    It really is such a beautiful stone. I love the rich color in it. And I’m always a fan of some variant of blue. Blue-green is beautiful. I didn’t know it came from South America. Very cool!

  12. BonBon says

    NOT my birthstone but I LOVE Aquamarine…. the color is my fave so i’ve got tons of Aquamarine jewelry. I don’t know much of its healing power so thanks for sharing:)

  13. Renee says

    The aquamarine in a sea foam green or teal has been something I have been coveting!

  14. Waren Jean Go says

    My birth stone is Ruby but I am drawn to Aquamarine which is the birthstone of my sister and that pisses her off. There is just something soothing about Aquamarine hence I love it!

  15. Gill Trotman says

    I can see why it’s named after the sea. Such a beautiful gemstone. I agree that it’s very calming to look at. Thanks for sharing.

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