The Serene One, aquamarine gives clarity of the mind, aiding personal creativity, thus losing fears and phobias. A great physical, mental and emotional balancer, aquamarine is said to release anger and negativity replacing them with mental peace and clarity. It is also said to aid in meditation, and to give courage and to assist in self-expression.
Magical Use - Courage, peace, psych-ism, purification, serenity.
Healing Use - Nerves, reduces fluid retention, kidneys, spleen, thyroid, removing toxins, jaws and teeth.
Aquamarine (Be3Al2(Si6O18)) occurs primarily in granite pegmatite's and to a lesser extent in miarolitic cavities in granites, also in hydrothermal carbonate veins and greisens. Aquamarine is typically associated with quartz, feldspars and muscovite, and often occurs with other pegmatite accessory minerals such as biotite, garnet, phenakite and topaz. Because of aquamarine's relatively high hardness and specific gravity, it is sometimes found in eluvial and alluvial deposits. The colour of aquamarine is due to trace amounts of iron impurities in the beryl structure. The colour ranges from pale green to pale blue to blue depending on the relative concentrations of Fe2+ to Fe3+ and on where the iron impurities are located within the beryl crystal structure. Aquamarine is vitreous, dichroic, appearing blue or colourless as the stone is viewed at different angles. Group SILICATES, Composition (Be3Al2(Si6O18), Hardness 7.5, Crystal structure Hexagonal.