- Category: Gemstone Beads
A feminine stone
Aquamarine is a romantic gemstone loved by all women, because its fine blue color suits almost any complexion and eye-color. It's natural shade also makes it a fantastic gemstone to make jewelry with. From lightest sky-blue to the deep-blue of the sea, aquamarines comes in a beautiful range of light blues. A divine and eternal color, since it is the color of the skies.
A gemstone for lovers
Aquamarine's blue brings a feeling of sympathy, trust, harmony and friendship - the ideal gemstone for lovers and married couples. And traditionally, carrying aquamarine is supposed to guarantee a happy marriage and to make its owner happy and rich.
Bringing the ocean
Aquamarine blue is also the color of water with its life-giving properties and the light blue of the seas. According to legend it has its origin in the treasure chest of the legendary mermaids, and has for ages been reputed to be a lucky stone for sailors. The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin terms "aqua" meaning water, and "mare" meaning sea. Allegedly its powers develop best if the stone is immersed in sun-drenched water.
Often aquamarine is heat-treated to enhance the color. However, this color change is permanent and quite normal with many gemstones these days. When choosing aquamarine, go for intensity of color and clarity of the stone.
If you make hand-crafted jewelry, aquamarine is a must-use gemstone, ideal for feminine necklaces and bracelets, and jewelry for the spring and Easter seasons. It is the gemstone for March and Pisces and Aries people. Combine it with other pastel light-colored stones, like jade and pearl.