Aquamarine Tumblestone Pendant With Metal Loop
Compassion, Inspiration, Communication
Chakras: Heart, Throat, Third Eye
Birthstone: Aries, Gemini, Pisces
Hardness: 7.5 - 8
Formula: Al2 Be3 [Si6 O18]
Colour: Blue, blue-green
Oils/Herbs: clove, ginger, helichrysum, chamomile, lavender
Aquamarine is the blue variety of Beryl, which is in turn a Silicate mineral.
Metaphysical Healing Properties
The stone of conscious communications. Aquamarine encourages spiritual growth and awareness as well as allowing access to higher chakras in order to tap into psychic powers of clairvoyance. It’s an excellent scrying stone and assists in negotiations as it helps us to both verbalise our ideas clearly and honestly as well as allowing us to more clearly understand what others are saying. It encourages kindness, moderation, tolerance and compassion. Mentally it helps us to rapidly assimilate information and helps to clear confusion. It encourages persistence. Aquamarine is a soothing stone and helps to calm anyone who has experienced chronic stress. It also helps to harmonise the pituitary gland
Harmonizes /Combines with: Apatite, Larimar, Moonstone, Blue Agate, Jasper and Garnet
Aquamarine has a very ancient tradition as a healing stone. In 1609, it was officially named Aquamarine, Latin for “sea blue,” by Anselmus de Boodt in his gemstone book, Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia.
Prior to that, it was simply called “sea-green beryl”. It has been used by sailors as a talisman against drowning for centuries.
The earliest reference to beryls was recorded in De Virtutibus Lapidum in the 2nd century BCE. It stated, “This stone is good…for damage to the eyes, and for all sickness if it is put in water and given as a drink.”
Pliny the Elder wrote of Aquamarine, “The most esteemed beryls are those which in colour resemble the pure green of the sea…which seems to have come from some mermaid’s treasure house, in the depths of the summer sea, its charm not to be denied.”
During the Roman era, Beryls were thought to have the energy of “young love” and were the traditional gift given to a bride by her groom the morning after their wedding. According Roman legend, “When blessed and worn it joins in love and does great things.” It was also believed that Aquamarine’s colour would change to reveal truth and lies, friends and foes, as well as the fidelity of a lover.
During the Middle Ages, Beryl was the most popular “oracle crystal”. Most commonly the Beryl would be hung from a string and used as a pendent.
Beryl has been the symbol of the apostle Thomas since the 10th century. The association was first determined by Andreas Bishop of Caesarea, one of the earliest writers to associate the apostles with the Foundation Stones of Revelation 20:1. He wrote: “The beryl, imitating the colours of the sea and or the air, and not unlike the jacinth, seems to suggest the admirable Thomas, especially as he made a long journey by seas, and even reached the Indies, sent by God to preach salvation to the peoples of the region.”
Disclaimer: Crystal properties are listed for information purposes only and are not intended to replace medical advice. Always consult a physician for proper medical treatment.