Aquamarine is a blue or blue-green form of the mineral Beryl, with a strong mineral structure that can be shaped or formed with ease. It may be found as crystals, and as crystalline deposits, which are usually cut and polished into tumbled stones. The best material normally goes to the jewelry trade. All our crystals have been graded between AAA and C grade: the grade allocated has been judged according to the quality and cleanliness of the terminations and/or sides; the colour and clarity within the crystal; the presence of special features that add to its interest; and the degree of ground-mass or internal imperfections present. Those that have very good clarity, colour and structure are classified as AAA; those with more than a few imperfections are classified as C. Most are in the A-AAA range.
The name aquamarine name means "water of the sea", and of course this makes it a crystal that works well as a cleansing stone, and in working with all aspects of emotional balance and healing. Aquamarine is probably one of the best choices for wearing or using at the throat chakra, but can also be used at the heart and High Heart (if blue-green) or at the 3rd eye or Soma centre if a clear blue. I have a pendant I often wear when teaching, because if I talk a lot my throat gets quite tired and sore. I find that this helps me keep going longer, and not be so hoarse the next day! Most people who are water signs will like this crystal, although the more "wafty" types may find it is not grounding enough for them, and using it may promote even greater "waftiness" - which they may love - but which isn't such a great idea (!) when we still have to live in the real world. Having said that however, some of the crystals we have for sale include aspects of Black Tourmaline in crystalline form within their matrix, or as attachments to them. The grounding and cleansing attributes of the tourmaline really helps the work you can accomplish with the aquamarine become assimilated with more comfort and ease. The other useful attribute of Aquamarine is in its cooling properties, which can work at any level, whether you have a fever, or are emotionally, mentally or spiritually over heated or extended. This can act like a nice cool shower, and help balance and recalibrate the energy systems when they are stuck on "full-on".
Nice blue aquamarine crystal. This crystal has a deeper blue centre with a paler blue green outside. The crystal is not terminated and has some...
'AA' grade crystal section. Two sides clean and complete. Other sides and ends show many growth markings and key indentations where crystal has been...
Tabular Aquamarine crystal with blue green colour. Some ground mass around sides of crystal Size 1.75 x 1.25 x .75 cm
'AAA' grade terminated crystal. Five sides complete, with minor small key indentations and a few tiny black tourmaline crystals and albite deposits....
AAA' grade terminated crystal. All sides complete. Termination clean. Small black tourmaline crystal embedded to one side. Colour is pale blue and of...
This is a beautiful clear pale blue Aquamarine crystal. It has a good clarity and colour with only a small amount of ground-mass near its base. The...
Pale blue aquamarine crystal with excellent clarity. All sides good with small amounts of ground mass near the base. Size 1.75 x .75 x .75 cm
Very clear pale sea blue green Aquamarine crystal with good termination and complete sides. There is a small amount of veiling inside the crystal but...
'A' grade terminated crystal cluster. Main crystal has four complete sides; one covered in white feldspar / albite; one with albite and many small...
'A' grade terminated crystal cluster. All sides are complete, with keys and small clustered black tourmaline crystals on some of the surfaces. As you...
'A' grade terminated crystal. Three sides complete; three sides incomplete. Clean termination, except where detached from growing matrix on...
'A' grade terminated crystal. Four sides complete; two sides incomplete where crystal detached from matrix on an angle. Termination reasonably...
'A' grade terminated tabular crystal. Four sides complete, two sides incomplete. Termination incomplete, due to groundmass and some damage during...
A' grade terminated crystal. This crystal is actually four crystals that have grown together into a single crystal. The termination shows the crystal...
Pale blue crystal with good termination and clean sides. The termination is very clear. The body of the crystal has inclusions which reduce the...
Pale blue double terminated Aquamarine crystal. There is some marking of the lower face where it has been removed from the ground mass. One of the...
Pale blue crystal with good termination. The termination is clear. The body of the crystal has inclusions which reduce the clarity. There is also...
Partial crystal of Aquamarine with good clarity. The crystal has only one side that is complete. The other have failed to form because of the...