The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, meaning "water of the sea," and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color. Its color, sometimes bluish green, is caused by iron oxides within the chemical makeup of the stone. Aquamarine embodies all things connected to the sea, as well as those things relating to Heaven reflected on the surface of the water.
Associated with the Throat chakra, Aquamarine helps overcome the fear of speaking, and is an excellent stone for teachers and presenters of all types. It relaxes speakers to a stage of consciousness in which they are fully aware of their own truths, wisdom and feelings, and able to articulate them with clarity and conviction. It also allows one to speak clearly and without anger in difficult situations.
Aquamarine accelerates the intellectual reasoning processes and enhances the ability for rapid response. It makes one unconquerable through learning, not only about the physical world, but about oneself. It bestows perseverance, discipline and light heartedness.
A stone of natural justice, Aquamarine utilizes compromise and negotiation, and gives quiet courage and clear reasoned words in confrontational situations. As a love crystal, pale blue Aquamarine encourages a lover to return, helps two people with different lifestyles to live together in harmony, and reduces the effects of sensitive issues that cause quarrels. Aquamarine is often given as a love token or eternity ring, and increases commitment and fidelity "as long as the waters of the earth flow".
Most Aquamarine crystals are found in Brazil, although it can also be found in Nigeria, Zambia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Aquamarine is quite durable and hard, ranging from 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness.
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