Aquamarine is the birthstone that represents the month March, as well as the nineteenth wedding anniversary.
Aquamarine’s cool blue hues are reflected in its name, which comes from the Latin for “sea water.” Medieval sages prescribed water touched by aqua-marine for a host of ills, including those affecting the eyes and lung. They promised the virtues of insight and foresight to the gem’s wearers.
Why are we in love with Aquamarine?
- Beautiful Crystals: Aquamarine grows in beautiful six-sided prismatic crystals that on rare occasions can be more than a foot long.
- Transparency: Faceted aquamarine is often exceptionally transparent with vitreous luster, so it really does sparkle.
- Dichroic: Using a dichroscope, you can see aquamarine is near colourless and stronger blue in different crystal directions.
Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies can help to reduce stress and calm the mind. It has an affinity with sensitive people. It can invoke tolerance of others and overcome judgmentalism, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility.
Aquamarine’s preferred colour is moderately strong dark blue to a slightly greenish blue.
Most cut gems are eye-clean. Large examples are available without visible inclusions.
Because aquamarine’s colour is light, cutting is an important element and well-cut gem can show real brilliance.
Crystals can range from tiny to very large – some even up to 100lbs.
Care and Cleaning
When it comes to cleaning Aquamarine, using warm soapy water is the safest method. Using ultrasonic and steam cleaners could cause significant damage to the gemstone.