Aquamarine

Aquamarine
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Facts about Aquamarine

Aquamarine evokes the purity of water and the color itself provides a calming and soothing effect. March’s birthstone provides the wearer with a bunch of blessings which includes the marital bliss and protection from mishaps.

 

What are the properties of Aquamarine?

Color: greenish blue, light in tone

Hardness: 7.5 to 8.0(In Mohs Scale)

Nature of Solid: Hexagonal crystal

Refractive Index: 1.577 to 1.583

Birefringence: 0.005 to 0.009

 

What is the most desirable color of Aquamarine?

The color of aquamarine as its name goes reflects the color of sparkling ocean water and varies from greenish blue to pale bluish green. The intensity of green color in an aquamarine stone depends on its iron oxide content. However, the blue color of the stone can be intensified by the heat treatment. The soothing transparent pale blue crystal with a tint of green is the most desirable color of an aquamarine gemstone.

 

What is the price of Aquamarine?

Unlike the other gemstone, the carat size of aquamarine is inconsequential in determining the price. Instead, it is the color that matters. The transition of bluish green to greenish blue influences the price of this gemstone. The price of aquamarine stone in india starts form 500 INR and goes upto 20000 INR per carat.The color of an aquamarine stone can be intensified by heat treatment but the results of heat treatments are unpredictable and it may even result in discoloration and can thus lower the value of the gemstone.

 

What are the benefits of wearing an Aquamarine stone?

The gorgeous Aquamarine stimulates the chakras of the body leading to a number of effects in the body.

  • Healing Properties: Aquamarine is a stone that regulates respiratory and throat ailments. The subtle energies of aquamarine can cure eye problems, skin diseases and allergies. In deep connection to the sea, it is no wonder that aquamarine aids to those troubled with sea sickness.

  • Enhance Spirituality: This powerful gemstone aids meditation and help in attaining higher level of consciousness.

  • Calming Effect: This effect of aquamarine increases concentration and also sways away anxiety problems.

  • Protection: It is known as sailor’s stone as it protects the wearer from any mishap while traveling in the sea.

Aquamarine has the power to empower the wearer and balance the energies of the body by stimulating the throat chakra of the body. This beautiful stone has been in high demand in the field of gemstone. Moreover, its affordable price due to its abundance makes it a popular stone among the gemstone enthusiasts.