Aquamarine Gemstone - Birthstone of March
Aquamarine Gemstone - Gemstone of Love
Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful Gemstone which is found in shades of blue. This stone is found in a range of blue shades, from the palest pastel to greenish-blue to a deep blue. The word 'Aqua' means 'water' and 'marine' means 'of the sea'. This gem should have got its name because of its unique color which resembles the deep blue waters of the Sea. Legends say that aquamarine is the treasure of mermaids and has the power to keep sailors safe at sea and prevent seasickness. This is an affordable stone belonging to the Beryl family. Aquamarine Stone is the Birthstone for those born in the month of March and also the Planetary Gemstone for the Zodiac Sign Pisces. The chemical formula of this Gem is Beryllium Aluminum Silicate (3BeO Al2 O3 6 SiO2) and it has a hardness of 7.5 to 8 in the Mohs scale.
Apart from being the March Birthstone, Aquamarine Gem is also the Wedding Anniversary Gemstone for the 16th and 19th year of marriage. These stones mostly comes from Brazil and Columbia.However, Aquamarine Crystals are also mined in countries like India, China, Zambia, Russia, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Norway and the United States.
Significance of Wearing Aquamarine Gemstone Jewelry
Aquamarine Stone is said to bring harmony in relationships. This stone is most suited when Jupiter is well placed in the ascendant in their natal charts or those born on Pisces and Leo Zodiac signs. This is also an ideal stone for those who are born on 3rd, 12th,21st or 30th of the month. This stone is also highly recommended for those engaged in teaching, research, banking, travel, films,sailing etc.
Since early times, Aquamarine has been believed to endow the wearer with foresight, courage, willpower and happiness. It is said to increase intelligence and make one youthful. As a healing stone, it is said to be effective as a treatment for anxiety, depression and grief. This stone said to reduce the effect of poisons. Aquamarine also works against nerve pain, glandular problems, toothache, and disorders of the neck, jaw and throat. This stone diminishes problems with eyes, ears and stomach, relieves cough and also strengthen liver and kidneys.
Aquamarine Stone is said to protect the wearer against evil powers and gossips. It is also an excellent stone for meditation. A dream of aquamarine means meeting new friends or escape from harm.
Aquamarine Gemstone is ideal for making jewelry because of its beauty and breathtaking looks when set in gold, silver or platinum. This stone is also said to be a designers delight. This Jewellery is also ideal as everyday wear jewelry and wedding gifts and can be cleaned with warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush and then pat dry with a soft towel.
World's largest cut aquamarine displayed at Washington's Museum of Natural History
© 2008 Anamika S Jain