AQUAMARINE GemShoppy April 16, 2015 Gemstones Aquamarine is a symbol of beauty, honesty, and loyalty. Aquamarines are found in a range of blue shades, from the palestpastel to greenish-blue to a deep blue. While the choice of colour is largely a matter of taste, the deeper blue gems aremore rare. Aquamarine is a pastel gemstone, and while colour can be quite intense in larger gemstones, the smaller Aquamarines are often less vivid. Be3Al3(SiO3)6 Aquamarine is pale greenish blue or bluish green variety of beryl. Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium silicate, a commercial source of beryllium. It has long been of interest because several varieties are valued as gemstones. These are aquamarine, emerald and heliodor. Aquamarine is the most common variety of gem beryl, it occurs in pegmatite, in which it forms much larger and clearer crystals than emerald. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response. It gives peace, shielding for the aura. Aquamarine tumbled stone is reputed to assist with calming communication issues. Mystical and folk lore states that it is attuned to the sea, and protects travellers on water, and sailors. Aquamarine healing crystal improves sight, sharpens the mind, calms and clarifies emotions. Aquamarine crystal banishes fears, calms nerves, and imparts strength and control. The energy from Aquamarine is compassionate. Aquamarine is wonderful for aligning and balancing the Chakras and for connecting the physical and ethereal bodies. It is particularly beneficial in activating the Throat Chakra giving the courage to speak ones truth, the serenity to do so in a balanced manner and the compassion to make doing so a positive experience. It is known to be useful in the treatment of glandular ailments, to improve vision and strengthen bones. Aquamarine works well with larimar, chrysocolla, turquoise, blue topaz, – all stones of communication and connection with the divine feminine. It also harmonizes well with beryl, morganite, emerald and moldavite which is a powerful energizer of aquamarine, while aquamarine soothes the intensity of moldavite. Aquamarine is associated with the heart and throat chakra.