If you are drawn to this stone it is no wonder; Aquamarine is a gorgeous light blue/green semi-precious stone, representing the heart (4th) and throat (5th) chakras. Key words to associate with it are: sooth, calm, cleanse, and courage, luck. Aquamarine is derived from the Latin word, aqua marina, meaning sea water. The most valuable stones come from Brazil, but are also mined in Kenya, Nigeria, and Madagascar to name a few. Aquamarine is the sister to the Emerald. This March birthstone is also the state gem of Colorado. It is the anniversary gemstone for 16th and 19th years.
As a stone of the water element, it can bring you in touch with deep emotions and the subconscious. Aquamarine can alleviate fears of the unknown, and can help remove past life trauma especially in regards to water. Aquamarine is often used as a “good luck” stone to bring feelings of peace, love, joy and happiness. Sailors used to bring it on trips as a stone of good luck and safe journey across the seas. So in present times it can be used to alleviate the fear of water, and guard those involved in any long-haul travel such as flying or driving long distances. Even folklore says mermaids kept it in treasure chests as good fortune.
Aquamarine is metaphysically known as a stone of courage and fortitude. Use it to release old relationships and habits since it brings emotional patterns to the forefront for confrontation. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response. It is one of the best stones for communication, so it makes sense to be related to the throat chakra. In balance, it allows for the full expression of what we think and feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world.
Physically, wear it to possibly sooth skin issues, such as eczema and rosacea, to calm allergies and even the nervous system.
Ever since I can remember I have worn and loved jewelry. I have pictures of myself at four dripping in my mother’s long beads and clip on earrings. Then while making jewelry as an adult, I began to wonder about the beautiful beads I was using… stones and crystals found in the earth- the colors, the swirls- the weight, characteristics. For years I have remained curious and open to this concept and do believe in potential in wearing and using certain stones and crystals for added health benefits. But just like astrology, I take it as another tool in my toolbox, not someone to depend on entirely for major decision making, but to enhance my sense of well-being and with the world and nature which surround me. I hope my blogs may educate you and peak your interest, and if nothing else, inspire you, to pick stones which call to you. and to wear more of the jewelry you love.