Good evening everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful day and you are ready for a new portion of “history of the product”. Today I want to talk with you about the sky-sea stone – aquamarine. It is believed that aquamarine stone gives courage and maintains the unity of couple. In ancient times people believed that it was able to ensure the safety in traveling and a victory in the sea battles.Aquamarine stone was also used against sea sickness. Click To Tweet
Aquamarine is a blue or cyan variety of beryl. It occurs at most localities which yield ordinary beryl. Clear yellow beryl, such as that occurring in Brazil, is sometimes called aquamarine chrysolite. The deep blue version of aquamarine is called maxixe. Maxixe is commonly found in the country of Madagascar. Its color fades to white when exposed to sunlight or is subjected to heat treatment, though the color returns with irradiation.
In modern European lithotherapy it is accepted that aquamarine stone has beneficial effects on the thyroid gland and the psycho-emotional sphere, some physicians believe that it helps to relieve stress and fears, clears mental and stops the internal dialogue. By the way, this is the first stone, among those, about which I told you, that helps to combat fear, panic attacks and nervous breakdowns.
Aquamarine is a stone of a “noble blood”. His closest “relatives” are emerald, sapphire and ruby. Perhaps this fact explains the nature of the mineral’s divine beauty. And although his “relatives” are mainly stones, which are suitable for older women, aquamarine stone is more suitable to young creatures. This mineral is perfectly combined with soft pink and mint shades and also excellent to owners of blond hairs and blue eyes.
In ancient times, aquamarine stone was very popular, it was revered and even worshiped. Color of this mineral is unique, it resembles both the water surface and a cloudless bright sky. This gem has a high degree of transparency and purity. For this, it is greatly appreciated in the world of jewelry. The most popular are aquamarine rings and earrings that perfectly set off the blue and gray eye colors.
This mineral has been known since the times of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. There it was considered a stone of Poseidon.Sailors used this gem as a mascot and inserted it into rings. Click To Tweet
Till our times survived some aquamarine stones carved with images of gods, rulers and mythical monsters. Even today, a lot of designers and modelers are trying to recreate this tradition in their works.
Ancient people believed that aquamarine is a gemstone of mermaids, and it has adjudged to the seashore out of their treasuries. Therefore, many people regarded it magical, so it explains the belief of its magical powers.
Sumerians, Egyptians and Jews revered this gem as a symbol of happiness and eternal youth. Beads made from aquamarine stone were found during the excavation of ancient Egyptian graves. It was used to have a lot of respect in the East as a facilitator for visionaries and mystics.
This crystal is a symbol of peace. Click To Tweet
Its name was given to this stone by a scientist from Belgium, Boetius de Boot, in 1609, as he thought that aquamarine stone was a solidified drop of seawater. And, as a crystal, aquamarine was considered a piece of “sea” ice.
Aquamarine stone is able to alleviate a toothache, pain in stomach and liver. If you look at it for a long time – it improves your eyesight. It helps with the nervous system disorder and excitation, promotes the withdrawal of excess fluid from the body. In India people still believe that this stone strengthens the spirit, gives the opportunity to expose deceptions, so it can be worn only by honest people, who never lie.
In the United States, aquamarines can be found at the summit of Mt. Antero in the Sawatch Range in central Colorado. In Wyoming, aquamarine has been discovered in the Big Horn Mountains, near Powder River Pass. Another location within the United States is the Sawtooth Range near Stanley, Idaho. Although the minerals are within a wilderness area which prevents collecting. In Brazil, there are mines in the states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, and Bahia, and minorly in Rio Grande do Norte. The mines of Colombia, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya also produce aquamarine.
Aquamarine stone is a spiritual status indicator and a stabilizer, which is recommended to keep near the body. It is useful as a natural bio-stimulator literally to everyone, regardless of the horoscope and the psychophysical condition.
So if you are looking for jewelry made of natural stone, which will help you to be calm and confident, and thus also will have a beautiful delicate color, aquamarine is definitely for you.
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