Aquamarine is a light/medium blue occasionally greenish type of Beryl. A powerful crystal despite its small physical size it is highly valued for its attendant healing characteristics.

Star/Zodiac signs: Pisces Feb 19-March 20).

Luck stone: Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) and Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21).

Chakras: Third eye and throat.

Keywords: Calmness, self expression, insight.

A lovely gift for anniversaries, this crystal is regarded as supportive of commitment in relationships encouraging long happy unions. Since long term relationships can be seen as being akin to journeys, intuitively, this associated quality also interconnects with the traditional belief that this crystal is protective for those who voyage on the sea.

Emotionally, Aquamarine reduces fear and nervousness. It supports the manifestation of understanding and confidence in self expression and can help develop clarity of understanding before an action is decided upon. This crystal is particularly helpful to the expression of a persons own understanding and truth in life. It is believed to aid in artistic and creative endeavours. Aquamarines strongest characteristic is to inspire love peace and serenity in those who use it for healing.

Calming to the nervous system, it is used to help mental focus, concentration and clarity of thought. A lucky stone during exams and tests. More generally it is helpful to those wishing to overcome anxiety and stress. It is also said to be helpful in focusing during meditation. Physically: Aquamarine is said to help the eyes, thymus gland, varicose veins and general coughs.

Chemical composition: Be3Al2 (Si6O18)

Class: cyclosilicates

Crystal structure : hexagonal

Crystal habit: prismatic crystals

Regional Origin: Sources of this semi-precious stone include Brazil, Africa, Russia, and California.

“Whilst crystals can be helpful in the healing of mental and physical conditions, they should not be seen as or used as a replacement for professional medical advice”.