February birthstone and aquamarine

 

February gemstone aquamarine, gemstone meaning and history 

  1. Color: aquamarine is available in the color range from bluish green to light blue, and from translucent to milky blue.
  2. Aquamarine is latin for water of the sea. How appropriate that this gem belongs to zodiac sign Aquarius.
  3. Aquamarine is a variety of the beryl family, other members are green beryl, morganite, heliodor and emerald.
  4. Brazil, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan are a few countries wear aquamarine is mined.
  5. The spiritual meaning of this beautiful blue gem is that it has a calming effect, stimulates sincerity, relaxation, makes you happy and successful. It also stimulates the your communication skills.
  6. In ancient times they thought that aquamarine gave protection to sailor's and travellers during long stormy sea voyages over turbulent waves.
  7. Chakra: this gem belongs to the 5th chakra (throat chakra)
  8. Famous for the aquamarine parure in the Dutch Royal collection. 
  9. Already around 700 BC aquamarine was used as a talisman and amulet. A smal intaglio was carved in the gem to protect the wearer while traveling.
  10. History: In the Middle Ages they used aquamarine to decorate the statue of Virgin Maria.

 

Check also the Kiliaan Jewelry aquamarine collection.

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