What is Aquamarine?
Aquamarine is a variety of beryl, a silicate that forms in different kinds of rocks, such as metamorphic rocks and igneous rocks. Aquamarine is mined in different parts of the world.
Other variants of beryl include emerald, morganite, and heliodor. Beryl as a mineral has become famous in the world market because it forms many of the precious stones that are in high demand in the jewelry market. As we have said before, aquamarine is just one of many varieties of the beryl mineral that is highly valued. Some variations of beryl such as red beryl are also highly prized, while emerald and aquamarine are traditionally prized for their deep colors and their cultural associations.
How is Aquamarine Made?
Beryl is mined from different rocks, from granite to pegmatites to different kinds of metamorphic rocks. You will also find beryl in rock veins and other spaces between and in rocks and boulders. Miners often use these small formations as indicators that there may be more beryl to be found in the general area.
In other countries, shale has also been found to be a good source of beryl, and countries like Zambia and Colombia have spearheaded efforts to recover and mine more of aquamarine in recent years. Beryllium, the core component of beryl, is rare as it is, so aquamarine, emerald, and all other variations of beryl are naturally expensive.
Synthetic beryl has been produced since before World War 2, and luckily for jewelry aficionados, the crystalline components and chemical composition of synthetic beryl is the same as naturally occurring beryl.
Synthetic beryl can be cut and fashioned to fit the requirements of the jewelry market. Laboratories have found a way to make the synthetic version of the mineral more durable, and even with better color than the natural ones.
Of course, despite the improvements in the quality of the gemstone, synthetic beryl will always be cheaper than natural beryl as natural beryl is rarer and harder to produce. There remains a distinction between the two, although lab-grown beryl looks better and is more durable, too.
Meanings and Properties of Aquamarine
Aquamarine has an intimate relationship with the ocean, and it is a constant, soothing presence to energy healing practitioners. Known as the valuable treasure of sea creatures like mermaid, aquamarine has one of the most colorful folklores around. It is considered vital to any collection of gemstones needed for energy healing as it allows people to reconnect to the healing powers of nature, especially water. Water, despite its relaxed position, should be regarded with reverence as it is the source of all life on Earth.
Remember: life on land began with experience on the water. So everything that water touches came from it, too. Water even shapes land itself and determines what areas can become home to land-dwelling creatures.
Aquamarine can be extremely helpful to people who feel drained and overwhelmed with life. Sometimes, you need to re-energize with the right kind of gemstone, and aquamarine is one gemstone that energized with the new blue power of the ocean.
So you are going to be energized while your stresses are being appropriately managed. Renewed energy feels better when emotional baggage and weight are dealt with appropriately. Aquamarine has also been known to bring back energy where it is lagging or waning.
You can begin taking advantage of aquamarine’s multifaceted powers by wearing a necklace with aquamarine settings, or you can just keep a loose stone nearby. The effect will be the same.
Many energy practitioners just keep their select group of stones in their bags at all times to improve their mood, focus, and productivity all day. If wearing a lot of jewelry with different gemstones is not your thing, we highly recommend keeping the jewelry nearby (in a pouch) or getting loose stones. Either way, you are going to be able to partake of the advantages of your precious stones.
Did you know that you can infuse your bath water with the powers of water-linked gemstones? This is especially doable when you have a loose or raw aquamarine stone. You first have to connect with your stone before setting an intention. Place the jewel in the tub and continue meditating on your purpose.
The intention can be a simple prayer or a method of conscious creation or manifestation. Either way, you will be able to communicate better with the Source with your chosen gemstone. The gemstone will route all its healing essences to the water, and you, and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of the stone just like that.
Who Should Wear Aquamarine?
Aquamarine can be worn by people who wish to unblock their throat chakra. It is also the birthstone of March and is associated with various zodiac signs, from Pisces, Aries, Aquarius, Gemini, and Scorpio. It is linked to the element of water and sends vibrational energy at frequency number one. Aquamarine is an excellent cleansing gemstone and is appropriate for most meditative practices. This is a gemstone that can be worn by people looking for inner serenity and peace. It is also the gemstone used for prophecy and for attaining mental and emotional tranquility.
Another aspect that aquamarine can improve immensely is your courage – with its calming qualities, people can readily enhance their endurance, and as a result, you will not only develop the right mindset with dealing problems, you will also develop the right way to deal with others. Your perception of the world at large will also readily improve, and you will be able to overcome being overly judgmental. As these things continue to grow, you will be able to understand how to sharpen your intellect and avoid confusion or mental fog, especially when dealing with issues that affect you daily. If you are also tired of being anxious and fearful, aquamarine can help you overcome these by clearing your mind and emotions.