Aquamarine, a variant of the mineral Beryl, is distinguished by its blue color due to its iron content. The gemstone has been utilized for millennia, dating back to approximately 400 B.C. in Greece. The Latin term translating to ‘water’ and ‘of the sea’ alluded to its use by sailors to protect and soothe them on their voyages. Aquamarine has been long believed to promote healing, protect against poison, and treat eye and infection illnesses. Furthermore, a folk tale was that it would transform enemies into friends if carved into a frog shape. Besides medicinal properties, this gemstone also had spiritual connotations, believed to unlock the hidden aspects of reality, aid in meditational practices, and foster clear thinking and rational decision-making.
Crystal Pairing: Rhodonite, Green Opal, Rose Quartz, Pink Halite, Chrysocolla, Green Calcite
Chakra: Throat, Heart
Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Pisces