Aquamarine conjures up all sorts of pictures…shimmering blue lakes, fluorescent chlorine colored swimming pools, vividly glowing aquariums. If we look, Aquamarine is quite an awe-inspiring mineral with unique characteristics that give it a worthy reputation! Why? Here’s 3 reasons…
1. Aqua’s Crystal Structure
Aquamarine has a very distinctive crystal structure with its long hexagonal shape. When we’re in Africa sorting through mixed bags of rough minerals, Aquamarine can be spotted from 5 feet away!
2. Aqua’s Color
“Aquamarine” is Latin for “sea water,” aptly named for its characteristic color. However, Aqua, like sea water, can appear more blue or more green, depending on the mood of the element Iron which colors it! The most desirable color for Aquamarine is a medium toned pastel blue with just a hint of green. Usually, Aquamarines’s color will grow more intense in larger gems.
3. Aqua’s Folklore
Aquamarine is the subject of many myths and legends, promising insight and foresight to the gem’s wearers. It has long been famed for its healing powers over a wide variety of illnesses…if one simply touches Aquamarine to water before drinking. To add to Aqua’s awesomeness, it is reputed to make its wearer unconquerable, amiable, and intellectual!