Jewelry has always been created for both men and women, and gemstones have been used since ancient times not only as adornments but very often used for healing diseases, of both the mental and physical categories.
Throughout history, gemstones have been valued for their mystical and healing powers.
Aquamarine is a blue gemstone from the Beryl family, and can be found in the USA, Mexico, USSR, Brazil, and India.
It is also seen in a yellow color as well, but is best known as a pale blue gem.
It is the birthstone of March, and is a perfect stone to help one to communicate well.
It inspires service to humanity, lightheartedness and creativity.
Gemstones were worn as charms by the ancient Romans, who were credulous of their magical and healing powers, and even now they are utilized as healing agents.
Historically documented, it has been used as a cure for many varied afflictions.
As early as the second century BC, it was written by Damigeron in this translated annotation: “This stone is good besides for damage to the eyes, and for all sickness, if it is put in water and given as a drink.”
Pliney the Elder, who was killed in the eruption of Pompeii in 79 AD, noted in his “Natural History”, that it can be used as a wash for maladies of the eye, and drunk in remedies where an Aquamarine gemstone was immersed in water. It was used as a powder for many other various illnesses as well.
This lovely gem reminds one of the sea in both its name and its color. It is clear light blue and pale blue-green, and the ancients believed in Aquamarine as a stone of courage and serenity .
It was thought that carrying it would help them to return safe and prosperous from all sea voyages, and it was believed to aid sea sickness.
Interestingly enough, it was once utilized to make eyeglasses.
When the Germans first began making eyeglasses, slices of aquamarine were used as the lenses for nearsightedness.
The early lenses were still cloudy until manufacturing developed and flint was added to make the glass clearer, but after supplies ended in Europe and Russia, around the 1700’s, rock (quartz, beryl, or pebble) crystal, mined in Brazil and Argentina, was used because this material was more substantial than regular glass.
As to the physical healing aspects, it has a tonic influence on the body, as all blue gemstones do.
It can assist in cleansing the body of toxins in the liver, kidneys, thyroid and spleen.
It is good for the throat, the center of expression and communication, the immune system and the heart.
Spiritually, it is said to be the color of Divine Knowledge, with the eternal blue of the ocean and the sky.
It can bring the peace and facilitate commune with the Nature Spirits, and was said to be given to mankind by the mermaids in a treasure chest.
Aquamarine can be useful for teachers, public speakers, and also those who communicate through therapeutic practices, such as massage therapists and chiropractors.
It calms nervous tension, clarifies perception, and quiets the mind so as to facilitate meditation.
It can filter out unnecessary information in the brain, reducing stress levels and can help one to attune better to Nature and enjoy the peaceful moments that life can offer if one becomes more attuned to them.
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