The aquamarine gemstone is the birthstone of March.
It is also the gemstone connected to the astrological sign of Scorpio, from October 23 – November 21.
This gemstone is the anniversary stone for the 19th year of marriage.
The Aquamarine Gemstone and the Sea
Its name comes from the Latin words “aqua” meaning water and “mare” meaning sea.
In Ancient times it was common knowledge that all the energy of the sea was contained in the aquamarine gemstone.
That sure makes it a powerful stone. Old stories tell that this gemstone was treasured by the mermaids.
Sailors and fishermen would bring along aquamarine as a protection against shipwreck.
In ancient times sailors would throw their aquamarine gemstone into the water if they were caught in a storm which seemed unbearable. It was used as an offering to the sea gods.
The aquamarine gemstone is still used today as a talisman by many when travelling on water.
Aquamarine Symolism & Superstitions
It is a symbol of creativity. This should be favorite stone for all artists and writers.
Aquamarine is also said to promote confidence.
That makes gem a great stone for anyone looking to improve their self-confidence or those who see the value of keeping their confidence at a high level.
The aquamarine gemstone is told to improve communication skills. In other words it is a great gem stone for just about anyone.
It is told that this gemstone is connected to the throat chakra.
Wearing this gem in necklace is claimed to boost the power of the spoken word.
Aquamarine has a reputation of bring forth a happy marriage. Many choose this gemstone for the engagement ring.
As the stone is so closely associated with communication skills one may naturally think that couples who communicate well are better off.
The Ancient Romans claimed this stone did great things for love.
As if all this is not enough, aquamarine is also known to cure laziness. People who tend to procrastinate may benefit from this gemstone.
Dreaming of a aquamarine gemstone is a sure sign of many friends. Wear your gemstone and be thankful for your good friends.
About the Aquamarine Stone
The aquamarine gemstone is a beryl stone.
Actually aquamarine is the name of the blue beryl. Many still call it the “sea-green beryl”.
Beryl consists of a family of gemstones.
The colorless beryl is called goshenite.
The green beryl is known as the emerald.
The blue or blue/green beryl is the aquamarine.
The pink beryl is called morganite.
The golden beryl is called heliodor.
The name “aquamarine” instead of the sea-green beryl was first used in 1609 in the book “Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia”.
Brazil is widely known for mining beautiful aquamarines. It is also mined in several African and Asian countries.
In the United States the aquamarine gemstone is found in Georgia, Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho. Time to go digging!