The story :
Silver ring with diamond had become too small….
silver with Niello belt… not more in fashion !!…so lets melt what needed use the Diamond…..
Aquamarine, from Latin aqua marina, “water of the sea”, is the blue to blue-green variety Beryl.
Beryl also has other gem varieties, including Emerald, Morganite and Heliodor. Aquamarine ranges in colour from a faint light blue to blue and bluish-green, with lighter coloured stones being the more common type.
Most Aquamarines on the market are heat-treated. Natural Aquamarine is usually lighter and greener in colour, and heat treatment creates deeper bluer hues
Aquamarine is a relatively common gemstone, and is affordable in lighter colours. Deeper colours have a higher price.
Brazil is the largest producer of gem Aquamarine; other important producers are Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma), Russia, China, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya, and the United States (Colorado and California).
Blue Topaz is easily confused with Aquamarine. Blue Zircon is also very similar to Aquamarine, although its colour is usually a deeper blue. Useful to know, certain gemstones are not aquamarines: “Brazilian aquamarine” is actually blue topaz, “Siam aquamarine” is actually heat-treated blue zircon and “mass aqua” is actually blue glass cut the way aquamarines are cut.
Birthstone – March
Zodiac – Aries, Gemini, Scorpio, Aquarius, Pisces
Element – Water Typical colours – green-blue
The commemorative stone for 19th wedding anniversaries,
Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. Aquamarine has an affinity with sensitive people. It can invoke tolerance of others and overcomes judgmental, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility. Clarifies perception, sharpens the intellect and clears confusion. Promotes self-expression. Soothes fears and increases sensitivity. Sharpens intuition and opens clairvoyance. Wonderful for meditation. Shields the aura and aligns the chakras. Highly protective during pregnancy, it helps to guard both mother and baby from harm. Discourages miscarriage.
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 hay fever or allergies.
They have strong metaphysical properties that help you to let go of old emotional issues you may be holding on to. By assisting you to release anger and reduce stress… it may help you to make positive changes in your life.
These lovely stones are powerful to aid self-healing.
The best use for Aquamarine stones is to meditate with them, and it is also excellent way to relax yourself. As you go deeper into the relaxed meditative state… keep in mind the qualities that you would like to integrate… that this stones energy may stress.
Here’s how to take care of your aquamarine jewellery
Storing Aquamarine Jewellery
How to clean the stone/jewel
Amethyst is the most important and best known gem variety of quartz and has been used for lapidary works since ancient times. The word comes from Greek ‘ a – methy- stos”, “methy” the expression for being drunk, and “a-methy-stos” would translate to “one that does not get drunk”.
Today most amethyst comes from Brazil and Uruguay. Before most amethyst was mined in Sri Lanka, India, Germany and in Russia.
Amethyst owes its color to high energy radiation, e.g. gamma rays from radioactive source and the presence of iron built into its crystal lattice
Do not expose an amethyst to direct sunlight for a long time.
Very likely it will pale out by the ultraviolet radiation.
Even the intense sunlight behind the window in your living room might do some damage.
Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and well known powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond. It has always been associated with February and is the traditional birthstone of that month.
Amethyst is one of the best crystals for meditation. The amethyst color stimulates the highest vibration of the Third Eye. Amethyst is associated with the third eye and crown chakras primarily, but can also align the heart chakra.
It is also very well-known (as from the ancients) as a sobriety stone. It has been used for millennia to prevent drunkenness, and is used to help in getting rid of addictions to alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc., and destructive compulsive behaviors of all kinds.
Amethyst helps in identifying the root causes behind one’s negative behaviors, habits and emotional patterns that create imbalance and disease. It also helps one understand the reality of cause and effect in behavior, and assists in better decision-making
Because Amethyst initiates wisdom and greater understanding, it is a comforting crystal for those grieving the loss of a loved one. It is an ideal crystal to hold or meditate upon during the death experience, of another or oneself, allowing the release of the temporal physical body with more ease and peace. It is a perfect stone to gift to those with terminal illnesses or to use in preparation for a conscious death experience.
Amethyst is an excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds.
Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition, and refines the thinking processes. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thought into action, and brings projects to fruition. It is a talisman of focus and success.
Amethyst is an excellent stone for diplomats, negotiators and business people. It calms angry temperaments and gives a distinct advantage in situations where debating is required.
It is also good to clear its energies from time to time by holding the stone under running water for a short period while affirming that the stone be cleared. or leave it under full moon light for a while.
Hardness (Mohs): 7
One of my client called and we meet, she wanted to show me a very long string ( probably 2 long strings) of stones, which I suppose are part of the Jade group, she didn’t remember the name of the stone, but what matters that she bought them because she like them and that is what counts, regardless of the stone’s value.
we briefly discuss what to kind of necklace to make with the stones, we decide the length and I’ve made my suggestions
here the work in progress images.
the stones with the Sterling Silver pieces that will be part of the necklace. Strung on silk thread.
the Silver pieces of ‘Twig’ and the clasp…
making progress, not to far from finishing the Necklace….see you soon !