Aquamarine is known as the stone of eternal youth and happiness. It represents truth, trust and letting go, and its soothing, crisp icy blues are said to quiet the mind and calm the soul. The birthstone for March and the perfect stone for water babies, aquamarine is connected with the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. 🌊
How and where is aquamarine formed?
Sparkling blue like the ocean, it's easy to see where aquamarine gets its name: aqua marinus meaning 'water of the sea'.
It is a type of beryl which is a hard, clear mineral, formed when magma under the earth's crust interacts with mineral rich rocks called pegmatites. Its different varieties are formed when trace elements such as chromium, iron or manganese are present. Aquamarine owes its blue hues to minute quantities of iron being trapped within the beryl crystals as they grow. With these cool blue shades of the sea it's almost hard to believe that aquamarine originates from such intense heat!
Aquamarine is found all over the world with the majority sourced from Brazil.
Aquamarine benefits and uses
Known as the stone of eternal youth and happiness, aquamarine symbolises the natural soothing and remarkable spirit of the sea. It’s calming energies are believed to reduce stress and quiet the mind, offering support when you are feeling overwhelmed and helping you to relax.
Aquamarine is a lovely stone to use when meditating as it is thought to encourage high states of consciousness and spiritual awareness. It is also said to enhance intuition and clairvoyance.
Associated with the throat chakra aquamarine is believed to give you the courage to speak your truth, and help you to overcome fears of speaking in public. It is also be used to encourage self-expression and to clear confusion.
Emulating calm waters and blue skies, aquamarine is thought to offer protection for those travelling by, near or over the sea, and help to alleviate fear of the water. Since ancient times it has been used as a talisman by sailors who believed that it was a gift from the mermaids to keep them safe.
Our handmade aquamarine jewellery is the perfect gift for loved ones born this month, and anyone who feels a connection to the ocean. Popular with brides celebrating a beach wedding, it also makes a great gift for bridesmaids to wear on the special day and as a reminder of the magic of the sea. Don’t forget Aquamarine is also the traditional gemstone for celebrating 19th wedding anniversaries