This famous sea-colored precious stone has long been sought after to fill the true-blue spectrum in the gem world as an alternative to the harder and pricier sapphire. Deep blues are hard to come by, but do hail recently from Madagascar, Vietnam, and Mozambique. Other major Aquamarine specimen deposits of note are Pakistan, Namibia, and Brazil. While always found in the market, truly top quality colored fine Aquamarine is scarce.
Aquamarine is a stone of courage and truth! It brings relief to stress, helps to calm the mind, and promotes abundant self-expression. In Eastern traditions, Aquamarine is cherished as the stone of the seer and the mystic. Aquamarine helps open one’s inner sight, and is said to promote purity, peace, and truth. It is also a wonderful stone to use in pregnancy because it emits a protective energy. Blue Aquamarine is associated with the throat chakra, the planet Neptune, ocean energy, and the moon. Green Aquamarine is associated with the heart chakra.