Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Aquamarine - March Birthstone


Aquamarine is a blue-green stone that comes from Colombia and Brazil. It has been called "Water of the Sea", because of its color. The aquamarine is the stone of sailors, believing it would be protection for them on water. Folklore says the aquamarine will protect against gossip.



If you were born between March 21 - April 20, your astrological sign is Aries. "The ram" is the Latin translation. Aries likes to lead and a good challenge. Aries goes through life with confidence and a enthusiastic outlook on everything. They can lack patience and often don't finish what they start.  Pisces are born from February 19 to March 20.



Aquamarine is most powerful as a meditation stone, as it brings a great peace and serenity. This is the stone to help you be in touch with your spiritual being. This stone is used in deep meditations.

Healing properties of Aquamarine:

  • Aquamarine is often associated with the thymus gland*. 
  • It is very soothing worn as a necklace. 
  • Healers use it to help reduce fluid retention. 
  • It has been used to calm the nerves.


The Romans used the aquamarine for diseases of the stomach, and believed it could cure liver and throat troubles.


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It is believed Aquamarine has these special properties:
  • To bring love, affection and harmony to the wearer. 
  • To bring happiness for those whose job is related to the sea. 
  • If used by sailors the gemstones would guide them against evil spirits, help them overcome any storm and bring safety on their journeys. 
  • Helps people to quell anger and provides emotional balance. 
  • To purify water and grant it special healing powers. 

Aquamarine is a variety of beryl, (beryl means bluish-green color in Greek) which is in the same gemstone family as emerald and morganite. Though aquamarine and emerald belong to the same family, they are different. They are both beryllium aluminum silicates. Emerald is colored by trace amounts of chromium and and/or vanadium, aquamarine is colored by iron. Even though emerald and beryl have essentially the same specific gravity and refractive index, emerald tends to be hazy and included, while aquamarine typically has excellent transparency and clarity.
When buying aquamarine, be careful not to confuse it with blue topaz which is a far less valuable mineral (topaz and beryl are two different minerals). 
*The thymus gland is an organ in the upper chest cavity that processes lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that fights infections in the body. It is located directly just below the throat, behind the sternum. 


Written by Linda Blatchford

21 comments:

  1. Great article, Linda ... Aquamarine is one of my favorite gemstones.

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  2. I love aquamarine!!! I love most blue gemstones!
    And as always, all the info about the stone is amazing!

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  3. What a lovely stone!! great images too

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  4. Great blog. Love all of the great pics and products!

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  5. Aw, shucks you guys, it's fun for me.

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  6. Thanks for the post. Lovely items all round. Thanks for featuring my seabreeze print!

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  7. Great info on a beautiful gemstone. Always enjoy reading your posts.

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  8. Awesome... you have such great photos and facts! I really enjoy your birthday series.

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  9. very pretty color and a beautiful stone

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  10. lovely article Linda, thank you! Love your picks too:)

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  11. I love the look of aquamarine, but I never knew much about it. Thank you for all of the information!

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  12. Aquamarine cheers me up, no matter what the dreary weather is outside. Thank you for providing so much valuable information about it!

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  13. Wow, I am really loving the articles on the gem stones. Thanks so much for including my aqua dichroic ashtray!

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  14. aaah…lovely aquamarine colors never fail to sooth and relax me! Great article, Linda! *ü*

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  15. Love the article, aquamarine and the colors. Thanks for sharing and for including one of my items. ♥

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  16. I loved this! Aquamarine is my favorite color. Thanks for including my item in the article.

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  17. Very interesting information. Thank you.

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  18. Great article. I think all blue shades have a very calming effect. It's especially nice because aquamarine reminds me of the ocean at the beach, which is my favorite thing about summer!

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  19. Great info Linda! This is one of my all time favorite colors!

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  20. beautiful article on a beautiful gemstone..Thank You !

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