Aquamarine March Birthstone 03

Compositions

Specific Gravity: 2.67 - 2.71

Hardness: 7-1/2 to 8 (Mohs)

Refractive Index: 1.577 - 1.583

Chemical Composition: Al2Be3(Si6O18)

Mineral Information: Cyclosilicate, Beryl

Cause of Color: Heat-treated to remove green and enhance blue
Color: Light blue, blue, blue-green, pale green; transparent to translucent


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Healing Power

This stone will keep you away from abusive people and help you reveal the truth hidden behind them. By recognizing harmful patterns you will be able to live a fuller and happier life. Through communication that is inspired by Aquamarine, you will be more rational, compassionate and able to talk much easier with friends, loved ones, family, and business partners. 


History

Aquamarine, a splendid blue gemstone whose name originates from the Italian word for seawater, embodies the splendor of the sea. A member of the beryl family, aquamarine is a sister to the rich green emerald. It can be found in a range of pale blue hues and aqua green colors. Legends refer to aquamarine as the treasure of Atlantis.