Aquamarine

The unique oceanic hue

This unique gem is usually clear, but its iron content gives it its blue/green color.  In the past, the most valued aquamarine stones were green. Today, however, the most valued aquamarine stones are a rich, sky blue, but even the blue stones have a green or bluish green tint to them. Depending on which angle you look at an aquamarine, it may look blue, green, or colorless. Aquamarine is commonly found in cavities, granite pegmatite, alluvial deposits of gravel and sometimes stream gravels.

History, mythology & legends

Aquamarine was known as the sailor’s gem by the Greeks and the Romans, ensuring the safe and prosperous passage across stormy seas. In Medieval times, the stone was also thought to reawaken the love of married couples. It’s believed to strengthen commitment and fidelity.

Traditional & emotional healing

The stone is known to be useful for throat infections, voice loss, teeth/gum problems, bladder, kidneys, lymph glands and fluid retention, colds, bronchitis and other upper respiratory difficulties as well as body and mouth odour. It is also believed to calm angry or bad-tempered people, mood swings and even baby/teenage tantrums. It is also said to heal effects of panic attacks.