Aquamarine is a valued gem of ancient lineage. the name “aquamarine” is derived from the Latin word for seawater. Aquamarine is the birthstonefor the month of March.Like emerald, aquamarine is a color variety of the mineral beryl.Aquamarine’s Refractive index: 1.577 to 1.583, Birefringence: 0.005 to 0.009,Specific gravity: 2.72 and Mohs Hardness is 7.5 to 8.0.The best gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly greenish blue hues.According to folklore, aquamarine would bring victory in battles and legal disputes.Most of the aquamarine on the market today comes from Brazil, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Colombia, India, Russia, and several other countries. The gem was also credited with curing belching and yawning and was considered especially effective for curing ailments of the jaws, throat, stomach, liver and toothaches. Aquamarine was also used in ceremonies in the belief that it would bring rain when needed, or visit drought upon their enemies. 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. If you are learning to meditate, aquamarine can also help you access deeper meditative states as well as help you to get in touch with your own inner wisdom and source of power.
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