Aquamarine is a sky-blue to sea-green gem variety of beryl. It is mainly associated with granitic pegmatites.
The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua Marinus, meaning “water of the sea,” and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color. Its bluish-green color is caused by iron oxides within the chemical makeup of the stone. The first recorded use of aquamarine as a color name in English was in 1598.
Aquamarine is known as a cooling stone. It stimulates the throat chakra. Aquamarine is also used to align all of the chakras and enhance the aura. It is a Water element stone, powerful for cleansing the emotional body. It is also an excellent crystal for meditation and the awakening of spiritual abilities.
Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminum cyclosilicate with the chemical formula Be₃Al₂Si₆O₁₈. Beryl is hexagonal mineral with 7.5 – 8 hardness according to the more hardness scale. Beryl hexagonal Crystals can be up to several meters in the size. But, Double terminated crystals are very rare to see.
Beryl can be found as translucent or transparent with 2.63 – 2.92 specific gravity. It is Uniaxial (-) mineral with nω = 1.568 – 1.602 nε = 1.564 – 1.595 refractive indexes. Some Morganite has weak violet fluorescence under UV light. Beryl has Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous, Waxy or Greasy luster.
Beryl varieties can be found in Sri Lanka, USA, Pakistan, Tanzania, Russia, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nigeria, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Bhutan, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Uganda, Uk.
Healing Properties of Beryl
Beryl can reduce stress. It will help you let go of your unnecessary or unwanted emotional baggage. Beryl is often used to help you find the answers in spiritual life. Beryl will promote creativity and raise your intelligence.
Beryl can help the organs of elimination to function better. It can strengthen the circulatory systems. also, it increases the body’s resistance to pollutants and toxins. Beryl gives very positive favorable vibrations to give you the ability to have quick intellectual responses and mental clarity.
Beryl will bring you good fortune and good luck. Beryl is a crystal of energy, healing and strengthening the body’s entire vibrational field. Beryl color varieties work with different chakras.