Aquamarine (from latin: water and sea) is the March birthstone, it was adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. it is also the 19th marriage anniversary gemstone. You can find nearly colorless pale blue to a blue-teal Aquamarine, the deep blue will be the most prized. Aquamarine will often be heat treated to high temperatures to change its blue green hue to a pure blue. Although Aquamarine is mined in many countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Madagascar; the most valuable ones come from Brazil.
Details of gemstone:
Origin: mineral beryl
Color: Iron is the substance which gives aquamarine its color, a color which ranges from an almost indiscernible pale blue to a strong sea-blue.
Belief and tradition:
Sailors used to carry Aquamarine or wear Aquamarine pendants believing it would give them courage, bravery. In Thailand culture it is believed that Aquamarine jewels can ward off sea sickness and prevent the wearer from drowning. Today Aquamarine is considered a cleansing gemstone that clears and the mind and thoughts.
Color purple, the color of royalty and the mystical color of Amethyst and both color and gem have extremely powerful and spiritual vibration. The Amethyst a purple variety of quartz, is the gemstone of choice for psychics as it can take you to higher states of consciousness. It is also attributed to strong healing and cleansing of body, mind and soul. If you're feeling scattered, Amethyst will help you refocus, and bring you spiritual insights and a better ability in decision making.
The most protective of all crystals, the Amethyst is known as the all-healer. Are you having problems getting a good night sleep, or suffering headaches lately? Wearing an Amethyst while sleeping can help you rest. It would be a wonderful gemstone to take along to work, it will sooth you and guard you against anxiety, anger and impatience. If your daily tasks are overwhelming you at work, the Amethyst will be the gemstone to sooth you. Place an Amethyst on your computer table to avoid eye strain.
Indeed the healing properties of the Amethyst are many. A beautiful crystal one should appreciate.