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Aquamarine stones are beautiful crystals that heighten courage, and aid clear communication with the Divine source of all that is.
They have strong metaphysical properties that help you to let go of old emotional issues you may be holding on to.
By assisting you to release anger and reduce stress, it may help you to make positive changes in your life.
These lovely stones help to heighten your courage when you are handling grief, and are powerful to assist self healing.
The meaning of this crystal's name derives from the Latin, meaning 'water of the sea'. It is possible to get milky aquamarine gemstones, and both the clearer stones and opaque crystals are very popular, particularly to use to make fine quality jewelry, like the piece shown below.
The largest numbers of Aquamarine stones come from Brazil, with supplies of this stone also available from Burma, Mexico, Ireland, India, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Australia and the USA, so they are easy to come by.
Aquamarine is easy to buy, and natural Aquamarine occurs as both green-blue stones and the pale blue stones you commonly see sold.
One of the Aquamarine facts for you to consider, if you are thinking about using this crystal, is about the color of the stone.
Both healers and anyone who just loves crystals and is using Aquamarine crystals for self healing, may want to think about the type of stone you wish to purchase.
It is the inclusions of iron, and the amount within the Beryl, which creates the yellow color within the stones.
Many of these greenish blue colored stones are heat treated to remove the yellow color. As a healer it is always an advantage to use the natural crystals if you can, as the healing qualities of natural stones may be superior.
When you go to buy this stone, which is a variety of Beryl, most of the stones are in the color range from pale blue to medium blue, with only a few bluish green stones.
Some of the most popular stones for metaphysical purposes are Beryl. They are highly favored both due to their healing attributes and because they make lovely crystal jewelry.
The Beryl group of crystals includes this blue stone as well as these others:
Bixbite is the rare raspberry red variety of beryl, and Morganite crystals are pink, purple-pink or peach.
Emerald stones are green, Heliodor is yellow to yellow-green, and the colorless Beryl is Goshenite, also known as White Beryl.
The color of Aquamarine stones is a mixture of both blue and green, which makes it a stone for the heart chakra, the thymus and the throat chakra.
They are powerful throat chakra stones that will enhance communication with the Goddess, and improve your overall spiritual communication.
Another benefit of using this crystal, is that it aids you to let go of emotional issues from your past that you have been holding on to. Within the thymus chakra, also known as the higher heart, this energy is very powerful.
It emits flowing, soothing, compassionate energy yet strangely some people find this an uncomfortable stone to work with, so do it gradually, using it for a little while each day. It has powerful metaphysical properties that support communication.
You will find Aquamarine stones included on the list of birthstones by month, as it is a February, March and October birthstone.
This is an advantage when shopping for jewellery, as you should easily be able to purchase an Aquamarine birthstone ring or pendant.
The Aquamarine, Morganite And Blue Topaz in the photo on the right, is a beautiful piece of jewelry, that is a pleasure to wear.
It is also one of the birthstones for the zodiac, and it is quite popular as it is known to help those born under a number of astrological signs.
Even though it is a blue stone, the green within Aquamarine stones makes them a stone for both the heart chakra and the throat chakra.
Wearing this blue-green stone as either a pendant or earrings, keeps it in the general area. This is a good spot to place any heart chakra or throat chakra stones, for maximum vibrational effect.
It is a well-known Aries, Gemini and Pisces birthstone. So you can imagine that this gemstone is popular, and is often available in various qualities at a price to suit most people.