Gorgeous Natural Fire Aquamarine Nugget Bead String

Product Code: nor334

Availability:In stock

Price is for 15.5 inches of these pale aquamarine nuggets. There are about 20 to 24  beads in the string depending on the size of the beads. The bead measure about 15mm  x 14mm all drilled  ready for stringing.  Some beads may have specks (inclusions) because they are natural.

Aquamarine is March’s stone – a blue-green gemstone from South America, meaning Water of the Sea.

What Is Aquamarine?
Although aquamarine is in the emerald family, it is very different. Aquamarine is blue-green beryllium.

Benefits
Aquamarine lifts spirit, and excellent for meditation, bringing peace and serenity. Use it for your spring jewellery designs.

Mythology
Folklore says it protects sailors’ and is the treasure of mermaids. The gemstone is also supposed to have powers that reach to land too, helping married couples solve their problems and drive off evil. Aquamarine is associated with the thymus gland and is very soothing worn as a necklace.

Also thought to help coughs, reduce fluid retention and calm the nerves. The Romans used aquamarine for stomach troubles and believed it could cure liver and throat problems. Aquamarine brings courage, aids quick intellectual response, and protecting the aura.

Choosing Aquamarine
Colour ranges from a very light turquoise blue to a bluish green. Darker blue colours are the best, greener less valuable. Check the clarity of the stone. Because aquamarine has a light pastel colour, it’s important to be free of flaws or inclusions.

Examine the cut from different angles checking light reflects evenly off the surface of the gem, and that there are no scratches. Aquamarine is usually heat treated and sometimes irradiated. However, it will become paler if left out in the sun.

Clean aquamarine in with warm soapy water and a soft bristle brush. As with all gemstones, protect from scratches and sharp blows.