Table of Contents
- What is the Aquamarine gemstone?
- History of Aquamarine
- Nature of Aquamarine gemstone
- The effects of aquamarine gemstones on health
- Aquamarine stone meaning in Feng Shui
- What is the element aquamarine stone suitable for?
- Distinguish real and fake Aquamarine gemstones
- Instructions for using the Aquamarine gemstone
What is the Aquamarine gemstone?
The aquamarine is a gemstone belonging to the Beryl family of gems. This gemstone is the Pearl of the Ocean. In legend, aquamarine is the treasure of mythical mermaids. The mermaids treasure them so much that they will protect the sailors who own them. Therefore, the aquamarine is the “Sailor’s Lucky Stone”.
History of Aquamarine
Aquamarine has a long history dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. The Greeks called Aquamarine the stone of the people. For sailors and seamen, it denotes a safe passage. The Aquamarine is also thought to help with the ills of sea wandering.
The Romans used Aquamarine to purify water. Roman craftsmen used Aquamerine to make goblets to take advantage of its cleansing powers. Aquamarine was initially mentioned by Roman fisherman, who gave it the Latin name Aqua Marinus. They think that by fishing at sea with the stone. They will be safe and prosperous.
The ancient Egyptians believed that Aquamarine was the stone of the Sea Goddesses. People worn it to relieve pain and maintain good health. Aquamarine gemstones have also been found in ancient Egyptian mummies.
Nature of Aquamarine gemstone
- Chemical formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
- Crystal structure: Hexagonal crystal
- Group: Beryl. In the same group as Emerald Emerald
- Color: light blue to navy blue
- Mohs hardness: 7.5 – 8.0
- Specific gravity: 2.66 – 2.80
- Refractive index: 1.570 – 1.592
- Birefringence: 0.005 – 0.009
- Distribution in the world: Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Madagascar, Pakistan, USA,…
- Distribution in Vietnam: Phu Tho, Yen Bai, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An
The effects of aquamarine gemstones on health
People use aquamarine gemstone to cure disorders of the respiratory tract, sinuses, and lungs. It is thought to help with allergies, colds, fevers, and bronchitis.
True to its meaning, aquamarine is a “cooling stone”. Sore throats and laryngitis are both soothed by aquamarine.
Aquamarine bracelets or aquamarine gems can be worn or placed on locations that require healing. It can assist to ease and cool your discomfort.
Aquamarine stone meaning in Feng Shui
Aquamarine has a positive effect on the throat chakra-Vishuddha. The ability of Aquamarine to help reduce fear of public speaking is a great natural gem for teachers, MCs, speakers, and business people. People want to improve their communication skills.
In the five elements, the Aquamarine gemstone belongs to the water element. It connotes peace and cleansing. To obtain tranquil, serene energy, place Aquamarine in the north direction of the house or room.
The Aquamarine is also a love stone in the West. It brings peace and keeps the fire burning for couples. Therefore, aquamarine fox is a very popular product for women.
What is the element aquamarine stone suitable for?
The Aquamarine gemstone is suitable for those of the water element and wood element.
People belonging to these two elements can use feng shui jewelry made from Aquamarine stone. Such as: aquamarine bracelet, fox, Pi Xiu, feng shui ball, etc.
In addition, in the West, the aquamarine gemstone is considered to be the birthstone for people in March. According to astrology, the Aquamarine gemstone is a symbol for the following 4 zodiac signs: Aries, Gemini, Pisces, Scorpio.
Distinguish real and fake Aquamarine gemstones
+ With the naked eye: Natural Aquamarine has been cherished on the mother earth for millions of years. During the formation process, aquamarine often mixes some impurities. Observed under sunlight, natural white quartz has cracks or some impurities inside. Counterfeit Aquamarine attempts to mimic this characteristic, but looks unnatural.
+ By feel: real Aquamarine stone will feel cool to the touch. Subtly, you will feel a source of energy “touching” you. This fake Aquamarine has no natural energy.
+ Hardness: Real Aquamarine has a hardness of about 7.5 on the Mohs scale. Use a piece of glass to make a slight incision, leaving no scratches.
Instructions for using the Aquamarine gemstone
Although the Aquamarine gemstone has a great toughness. It gets damaged when used heavily. To avoid scratches, you should take off the Aquamarine gemstone bracelet. Avoid using harsh cleaning products on the aquamarine. Since it will lose its luster and vibrancy.
The Aquamarine becomes polluted and poisoned with negative energy from the surroundings during use. As a result, the client must be able to cleanse that bad energy on a regular basis. Simply immerse the Aquamarine gemstone for roughly 5 minutes in white wine. Alternatively, you can disinfect it by submerging it in clean running water for around 15 minutes.