History of the Aquamarine

Aquamarine Birth Stone

History of the Aquamarine
Discover some fascinating facts and information about the Aquamarine.

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History of the Aquamarine

What are Aquamarines?
What exactly are Aquamarine? The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words "aqua marina" which means "sea water" reflecting the color of the crystals. It is closely related to the emerald, both belonging to the beryl family. The largest aquamarine stone was found during 1910 in Brazil, weighing 243 pounds. It was then cut into smaller stones which yielded over 200,000 carats.

Facts and Information about Aquamarine

History of the Aquamarine - The Romans
The Romans frequently used the Aquamarine in their jewelry and oddly believed that if the figure of a frog was carved on an aquamarine it would help to reconcile enemies and make them friends.

History of the Aquamarine

  

Roman bridegrooms gave the aquamarine as a wedding gift to their brides believing that the stone absorbed the atmosphere of young love. The Romans and the Greeks believed that wearing and aquamarine would ensure a safe and prosperous journey across stormy seas, so the aquamarine was often given as a gift to sailors. The aquamarine was also believed to render soldiers invincible. It was believed to bring victory in battles.

History of the Aquamarine - The Middle Ages
During the Medieval era of the Middle Ages the loving properties of the gemstone were believed to have the ability to reawaken the love of married couples. The aquamarine was believed during this period to possess mystical properties and cut into a crystal ball. The aquamarine crystal ball was believed to help in focussing on the future and in fortune telling. The use of crystal balls during the medieval era was quite widespread and this method of attempting to see into the future was used by famous mystics such as Dr. John Dee who caste the horoscope of Queen Elizabeth I in order to determine to best date for her coronation. During this period the aquamarine was also believed to be as an antidote for poison.

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History of the Aquamarine

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