Aquamarine Slice - Silver Pendant Stonebridge Imports Aquamarine Slice - Silver Pendant Wholesale! Type: Beryl Chemical Formula: Be3Al2SiO6 Color: Blue, greenish-blue Crystal Structure: Hexagonal Cleavage: 3,1 - basal Transparency: Transparent to translucent Luster: Vitreous Mythology: The Greeks and the Romans knew the aquamarine as the sailor’s gem, ensuring the safe and prosperous passage across stormy seas. In Medieval times, the stone was thought to reawaken the love of married couples. It was also believed to render soldiers invincible. There are many myths and legends about the aquamarine stone. The Romans believed that if the figure of a frog were carved on an aquamarine, it served to reconcile enemies and make them friends. Another Roman legend stated that the stone absorbs the atmosphere of young love: “When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.” Aquamarine was also considered the most appropriate morning gift to give to a bride by her groom following the consummation of their marriage. Usage: Aquamarine is faceted into many cuts. It is a popular stone for rings, earrings, necklaces, and other jewelry forms. Many exceptionally large and flawless Aquamarine gem pieces have been cut. Occasionally, perfect, flawless, six-sided crystals are worn as necklace pendants. Translucent Aquamarine displaying cat’s eye effect and asterism are uncommon, but they do exist and are cut and polished into cabochons. Lesser quality Aquamarines lacking good transparency are sometimes used as beads and as rough polished stones in bracelets and necklaces. Metaphysical Properties: Aquamarine is a stone of breath, the respiratory tract, and the lungs. It can heal sinus conditions and frequent coughing, and is effective for hay fever and other chronic allergies. It relieves colds and bronchitis. Aquamarine is a cooling stone, countering infections and useful for laryngitis, strep throat or a sore throat. It harmonizes the pituitary and thyroid glands, regulating hormones and growth. It is beneficial for teeth and gum problems. It supports the healing of inflammatory diseases of all kinds, and is soothing to eczema, hives, rosacea and psoriasis. It may also help prevent outbreaks of herpes. Some skin diseases caused by allergies may be cured by Aquamarine, and can complement the treatment for shingles. Healing Properties: Aquamarine is helpful to sore throats, swollen glands and thyroid problems. It regulates hormones and growth. Boosts the immune system and alleviates overreactions, such as hayfever or allergies. Counteracts short-or long-sightedness.