A lot of people know how Aquamarine looks, but do you know the benefits of wearing this amazing gemstone? In this post, we are going to tell you something about the meaning, history and benefits of Aquamarine.
What is aquamarine?
Aquamarine is a soft blue variety of Beryl, which is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. The Beryl family also includes Morganite (also known as Pink Emerald), Goshenite (colourless), Golden beryl and Red beryl (Bixbite).
The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin word “aqua” for water and “marina” for of the sea. Because of that, and because of the light blue colour, Aquamarine is also called “the gem of the sea”.
As said before, Its colour can range from an almost translucent blue to intense blue-green or teal, with lighter coloured gems being more common and popular than intense coloured. Its hardness makes it a favourite among gem cutters because it allows them to experiment with new cuts.
Producers of aquamarine?
The main producer of Aquamarine is Brazil, with the largest Aquamarine stone mined in Marambaia, Minas, in 1910. This massive stone weighted over 110kg and it was cut down into smaller gemstones. Other very important producers are Pakistan, Burma, Namibia, Russia, China, Kenya, Madagascar and the United States.
History of aquamarine?
There are many legends and myths connected with Aquamarine. For example, the Romans believed that if you carve a frog out of it, it would turn your enemies into friends, while both The Greeks and the Romans knew the Aquamarine as the sailor’s lucky gem. They believed, that it would make their way out of storm safer.
The Sumerians, Egyptians and Hebrews admired Aquamarine as a symbol of happiness and youth. In the Christian era, the Aquamarine was identified with one of the twelve apostles – St. Thomas. Since 1377 was aquamarine known as an antidote for poison. Because of that, a lot of people in Europe wore this stone as a pendant or as a ring.
Benefits of wearing aquamarine gemstone
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. Because of its magnificent clarity and association with the sea, Aquamarine is known for being soothing and protective. This is the main reason why it’s often used to reduce stress and make your mind more calm and peaceful. It soothes aggressivity and anger. This gem is also connected with relationships and with the infinity of love, making it an official gemstone for the 19th wedding anniversary. Aquamarine engagement ring is also a great choice due to its tender and romantic look. It should bring peace into any kind of relationship and invoke tolerance of others. Gives support to overwhelmed beings and helps them conquer fear, anxiety or depression. Aquamarine clears past emotional, psychical or verbal abuse.
It also has lots of physical healing benefits, for example, it helps to heal any type of infections, illnesses connected with respiratory tract and skin diseases. Pregnant women often wear an Aquamarine necklace or Aquamarine bracelet. It‘s said, that it guards both mother and her baby against any type of harm and decreases the chance of miscarriage.
Celebrities wearing aquamarine
World-known Justin Timberlake co-designed an engagement ring for his bride, Jessica Biel. This stunning ring was ranked #10 Best Celebrity Engagement ring of all time by VOGUE magazine.
Queen Elizabeth II.really loves Aquamarine gemstones. One of her largest and most favourite tiaras is The Brazilian Aquamarine Parure Tiara.
Other celebrities who wear Aquamarine jewellery are Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, Diana Ross, Sharon Stone, Reese Witherspoon, Elton John and Carrie Underwood
Aquamarine is a highly reflective gemstone and a poor and unflattering cut might make it look dull and lifeless. The emerald or oval cut is the most popular style for Aquamarine jewellery, particularly when placed in rings, making Aquamarine rings perfectly suitable for any kind of event.
Aquamarine can be combined with a diamond that’s cut it any type of shape. Heart-shaped Aquamarine with diamonds will make an excellent gift for a woman of any age. This stunning gemstone looks perfect with every type of gold – white gold, yellow gold and even rose gold.