With colors ranging from light blue to dark blue and even blue-green, aquamarine has been linked to water and the seas throughout history.
- Roman fishermen called the gemstone “water of the sea” and used it as protection, for safe travel by boat, and for luck in catching fish. Aquamarine was linked to the apostle St. Thomas who frequently traveled by boat.
- Roman physicians also used it to treat overeating and bloating.
- Aquamarine beads were discovered with Egyptian mummies.
- It was believed that the High Priest of the Second Temple wore aquamarine stones engraved with the six tribes of Israel.
- Two thousand years ago, people in Greece engraved designs into aquamarine stones, turning them into intaglios.
More fun facts about Aquamarine:
- Aquamarine is a variety of the mineral beryl, which also includes emerald.
- The largest aquamarine gemstone ever found was in Brazil in 1910, and weighed over 243 lbs!
- Aquamarine is the traditional gift for a 19th wedding anniversary.
Metaphysical and Lore
- Aquamarine is said to symbolize courage, loyalty, and friendship.
- The stone is often associated with the throat chakra, and is believed to aid in communication and self-expression.
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