Â is a derivative of the mineral beryl, a silicate of beryllium and aluminum. It's usually turquoise in colour, but yellow Aquamarine Gem is also very popular. The amount of iron (ferric or ferrous ions) present in the beryl decides the hue of the Aquamarine Stones. Aquamarine crystals are sometimes huge, and the largest aquamarine crystals ever discovered have sometimes weighed at hundreds of kilograms! Throughout history, the aquamarine stone has been associated with effects of healing and good feeling. Sea farers and explorers used it as a good luck charm. Powdered Aquamarine Gemstone was also used to cure eye and throat diseases
in the past.
Aquamarine Gemstones are routinely discovered in granite rocks and in pegmatite (which are rough crystalline granites). Though known for its unique blue shade, this gemstone can turn white upon being exposed continuously to the sun. All variations of Aquamarine Gemstones have been unearthed at Brazil and also in Madagascar. Mt. Antero in Colorado is also credited as a huge source of this gemstone.
Aquamarine Gem helps its wearer in free expression and communication. Wearing the gemstone in contact with the skin is supposed to help balance the body's energy flow. It also helps restore the body's physical and emotional balance. As jewellery, the stone can be studded inside gold or silver rings, bracelets or pendants.
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