Aquamarine – amazing gemstone
Aquamarine is a crystalline variety of beryl. The name of the stone in Latin means “sea water” because its sky-blue or bluish-green color. Aquamarine can be either completely transparent or contain numerous inclusions. Qualitative jewelry stones are found, first of all, in Brazil and the Urals. In addition, aquamarine is in El Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela, Australia, the USA and Madagascar. This gemstone is used to make earrings, rings, pendants and other jewelry.
Aquamarine brings harmony and reconciliation, contributes to the resolution of conflict situations, promotes communication and empathy. It inspires confidence, calmness and determination, which will help to find a way out of the “hopeless” situations.
To tell the truth, this gemstone has not only calming, but also protective effect. It is believed that aquamarine can tame the raging sea. Not surprisingly, it has been a talisman of sailors and travelers for centuries. Sailors in ancient Rome and Greece believed that the gemstone is the gift of Poseidon.
This beautiful stone symbolizes a happy love and will be a magnificent gift to a loved one. The newlyweds exchange rings with aquamarine, believing that their life will full of love and respect. In addition, aquamarine promotes communication and resolution of any kind of conflicts, provides understanding between people (relatives, colleagues, friends). Amazing gemstone helps to cope with diseases of the throat and teeth, helps cure diseases of the liver and intestines, relieves headache, prevents nerve spasms.
In the treasury of the Moscow Kremlin, the scepter of the Polish King Stanislav is kept. It is entirely cut from a thirty-centimeter-long aquamarine crystal. Adorable aquamarines can be seen in the crown of the English queen and tiara of Pope Julius II. A magnificent collection of aquamarines is kept in the museum of the St. Petersburg Mining Institute.
Astonishing gemstone is fragile, although it is hard enough. Famous Russian master Faberge made famous Easter egg of aquamarine framed by gold and platinum for emperor Alexander III.