Aquamarine

Characteristics

Gemstone family: Beryl

Mohs hardness: 7.5 - 8

Colours: Light and dark blue

Ground locations: Brazil, India, Madagascar, Nigeria, Pakistan

 

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History

Aquamarine derives is name from the Latin ‘aqua’ for ‘water’ and ‘marina’ for ‘sea’, for it was believed to be sacred to Neptune, the god of sea. Therefore, adventurous sailors and bold travellers would wear Aquamarine as an amulet to guarantee them a safe journey. 

 

Virtues

True to its serene colour, Aquamarine is thought to provide its wearers with calm and peace. True to its pure tint, it is said to give deep insight and mental clarity. True to its intense hue, it is alleged to foster courage and strength. In a nutshell, Aquamarine will help you discard all your fear and insecurity.