Facts About Aquamarine:
Aquamarine is light blue, blue-green and dark blue. The color is determined by the amount of iron. Top quality Aquamarine is transparent. It has a hardness of 7.5.
Aquamarine will fade if it is stored in the sun.
Aquamarine is often heat treated and commonly irradiated.
Aquamarine is mined around the world. It is primarily found in Brazil, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia and USA (Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, and Vermont).
For the 16th and 19th year of marriage, Aquamarine is the anniversary gemstone.
It is traditional to present Aquamarine to new brides to help them be faithful and true.
Aquamarine Mystical Properties & Lore:
Some healers use Aquamarine to remind their clients of an ocean of love and mercy. By doing so, they say it helps ease depression and grief. It also is said to reduce tension and worry. Other healers use aquamarine to aid in clairvoyance.
The term "aquamarine" translates to sea water.
Aquamarine is said to re-awaken love in long-married couples and signify the making of new friends.
Aquamarine symbolizes happiness and understanding.
Legend states that aquamarine is good for curing hiccups!
Historically, one would wear aquamarine in earrings to bring love and affection. Aquamarine is used as a symbol of beauty, honesty, and loyalty.