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Aquamarine

Birthstone:
March

Wedding anniversary:
19th

Origin:
Pakistan, Brazil

Chemical Formula:
Be₃Al₂SiO₆

Mineral:
Quartz

MOHS Hardness Scale:
7.5-8

Healing Properties:
Cleansing, Meditation, Serenity, Peace, Prophecy, Inspiration, Tranquility, Inner power strength, Soothing, Calming, Safe travel on water.

History and Myth:
Aquamarine is a stone of courage, named after the Latin for seawater, aquamarine’s fresh watery hue is like a cool plunge into a refreshing pool.
Said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea.
Thought to enhance the happiness of marriages.
Long associated with tranquility and happiness, aquamarine was also thought to instill courage, cure laziness, and sharpen the intellect. The ancient Greeks used aquamarine often in jewelry believing it captured the true spirit of the sea.
Best known for its beautiful blue color, aquamarine was used to bring happiness, eternal youth, and control passion. In the body, aquamarine was thought to reduce swelling, prevent convulsions, heal liver ailments, calm nerves, and strengthen many organs. Spiritually, aquamarine has been used in meditation to enhance clarity of the mind and to banishing fears and phobias.
Aquamarine is a universal symbol of youth, hope, and health. In ancient times, the stone was said to aid seafarers. Sailors often wore amulets of aquamarine to give them courage and tame the ocean waves. One myth says, “to dream of aquamarine signifies the making of new friends.” Another saying is, “to wear aquamarine earrings brings love and affection.”
Aquamarine as a precious stone has always been popular. In ancient times, the aquamarine was believed to instill courage in those who wore them.  Ancient Indians wore aquamarine in amulets, and the Egyptians carved it into talismans. In the Middle Ages, aquamarine was believed to guarantee a happy marriage and inspire mutual fidelity in newlyweds.
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