Birthstone: Aquamarine Astrological signs: Pisces and Aries
Aquamarine (aqua) is a Beryl, along with emerald. Most usually found in Brazil, it is often blue to blue green in color. It’s clarity and closeness to blue in color, makes it more valuable. Greenish ones don’t sell for as much. I’ve always viewed the purchase of stones as a purely ‘eye of the beholder thing’. The true investment in a gemstone is how you feel when you own it.
Stories of old, reference the stone as the ‘sea stone’ and it has long been considered the lucky stone for the sailor.
There is no lab grown aqua equivalent and so, from a metaphysical standpoint, a simulated would not be as valuable energetically. If you were to “use it” as quartz, which is what it is born from as a lab grown material, then that would work.
There are a few ideas on the uses of aqua, magykly/spiritually/energetically. Some believe it to be a throat Chakra stone and valuable for arthritis . I was taught that aqua is a meditation stone and beneficial for clarity and calming the nerves. It has always worked well for me.
For our Pisces friends: yellow sapphire, topaz, red coral and pearl are your “lucky gems”. I’d recommend working with a blue topaz or an aqua.
For the Aries in the crowd: red coral, carnelian, pearl, yellow sapphire, golden topaz and garnet are your “lucky gems” Similarly for Pisces, I recommend aqua, and yellow sapphire – rooted in the winds, they are also excellent for both signs.
Ultimately, as always, I say, have what you love and what resonates for you. While stones/crystals often have a connection to some energies, they can be cleansed and charged for what is important to you :).
A quick word about lab grown sapphire: You know I use it often. I am mindful of where my stones come from and I am sensitive to energies of turmoil. So remember, lab sapphire and ruby have the same mineral and chemical components as the natural stone. So if a natural yellow sapphire seems crazy expensive to you, consider a lab grown stone and I do have some :).
I saw some pretty aqua’s at this site: Gem Select
Lastly, I have in stock, some natural rough aqua and a few faceted pieces and some really lovely simulated ones. Let me know if you have an interest – additional pics and pricing by request 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
Much love and light,