Never a Blue Monday

Aquamarine, a beautiful blue gemstone for the March babies! Literally the stone of the sea. Are you a March baby who loves the sea? I know some who are! A very calming stone, that looks gorgeous surrounded in gold, with lots of other benefits...

 

 Ancient Roman aquamarine intaglio of a maenad, dated to the 1st century BCE to the 1st century CE

 

LESSER KNOWN FACTS

Its name is derived from the Latin words, aqua meaning 'water', and mare meaning 'sea', and was considered sacred to the sea god Neptune.

Famous for its Aquamarine, Mount Antero, in the Rocky Mountains Colorado, is just over 4,250m and is the highest gemstone locality in North America – because of its height it is accessible to collectors for only a few months of the year.


HISTORY IN A NUTSHELL

It is documented that around 500-300BC, Greek sailors wore aquamarine amulets engraved with Poseidon, to protect them at sea.

The best of the gem quality aquamarine is found in pegmatites and alluvial deposits of granite in Brazil – known locally as cascalho.


LEGEND HAS IT

Is said to have a soothing effect on married couples, helping husbands and wives work out their differences and ensure a long and happy marriage.

It can replace anger and negativity with mental peace and clarity, providing the wearer with emotional and mental balance. For these reasons it is said to be an effective treatment for anxiety.


WHERE IN THE WORLD

Brazil
Russia
Afganistan
India
Pakistan
Madagascar

MOHS HARDNESS

7.5 - 8

COLOUR

Pale Blue
Deep Blue


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