Aquamarine Specimen 9
A cluster of Aquamarine crystals.
Dimensions (length, width, height): 6.2cm x 5cm x 7.1cm
Weight: 158 grams
Origin: Nagar valley, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan
Color: Light Blue
Aqua crystals have perfect termination.
It looks like a hand with distinctive fingers.
Aquamarine meaning "sea water" - a very soothing energy; is a blue or cyan variety of beryl. It occurs at most localities which yield ordinary beryl. Green-yellow beryl, such as that occurring in Brazil, is sometimes called chrysolite aquamarine. The deep blue version of aquamarine is called Maxixe. Its color fades to white when exposed to sunlight or is subjected to heat treatment.
The ancient Romans believed that aquamarine would protect against any dangers while travelling at sea, and that it provided energy and cured laziness. Most of the aquamarine on the market today comes from Brazil, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Colombia, India, Russia, and several other countries. The beautiful aquamarine is associated with March, and so becomes the birthstone.
Composition & Properties
Like the emerald, Aquamarine is a variety of Beryl. In its light blue-green shades, it can be quite affordable but the deeper blue color of aquamarine can be expensive. Just like the emerald, aquamarine has a 7.5 to 8 Hardness on the Mohs scale, meaning it is relatively strong compared to other gems but can still be broken without much effort. Aquamarine can also lose some of its color if exposed to strong sunlight for extended periods of time.
Some people believe that because of its flowing, peaceful energy, aquamarine has a strong ability to help move, protect, and purify your own energy and thus aid emotional healing as well as deepen meditative states. Aquamarine's tendency to bring a joyful sense of harmony is akin to that of the turquoise stone, but the energy effects are a bit different. While turquoise tends to bring an earthy sense of harmony, aquamarine shares its harmonious joy in a very different manner. Its energy can feel like splashes of fresh ocean water—playful and a bit mischievous, too! Aquamarine also:
- Heals emotional trauma
- Cools high temper and conflict
- Relieves stress
- Helps get in touch with suppressed emotions
- Brings peace
- Clears the mind
- Calms the heart
- Helps speak the truth
- Strengthens psychic abilities