Aquamarine History and Uses:
The bluish-green colored Aquamarine derives its name from the Latin words “aqua marinus” meaning water of the sea which is in reference to its color and clarity. It was first used in ancient Greece between 300 and 500BC and has been carried by sailors throughout history to ensure safe travel and protect against drowning. It was used by seers as a stone of prophecy and its energetic influence was thought to ensure that truths and wisdom were imparted with clarity and compassion.
Aquamarine Geological Description:
Aquamarine is a variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminum silicate mineral with a hardness of 7.5 to 8. Its crystal system is hexagonal and its pigment is iron. Aquamarine is found in Brazil, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Australia, Africa, and the USA.
Affirmation: I embody the yielding, cooling power of water, and I express my truth with calm certainty
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