Aquamarine (India)

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Aquamarine (India)

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Courageous Communication

Calm your mind and speak from the heart. Be compassionate as well as responsible. Think logically, creatively and intuitively. Let go of “baggage” and live courageously. Let Aquamarine inspire you to a greater awareness!

Aquamarine Healing Properties

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The Aquamarine is a bit cloudy, but that does give it a nice “stormy see Aquamarine” feel, and the sparkles and the heft of the stone are very nice. Overall a good edition.

Justin W (Georgia)

OriginIndia
PolishShiny & Smooth
QualityAA (quality chart)
ShapeIrregular Polished Shapes
ColorBlue
TransparencyTranslucent to Opaque
Average SizeVaries (size chart)
Average WeightVaries

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Aquamarine
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Tumbled Aquamarines sparkle like the blue-green Caribbean sea. Instead of coming from a proper mine, these Aquamarines are often dug up by farmers in India while they are preparing their fields for the spring planting. The gems are then sold to a women-owned-and-operated polishing company in Mumbai. These Aquamarines are big and chunky, perfect to add to a medicine bag or use in a grid. Or hold one in your hand to give you courage. These pretty gems will whisper to you, "take a few deep breathes my dear and trust yourself - now go forth and do great things. You got this!"

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Ethically Sourced

Aquamarine from India

This supplier is a small wholesaler who specializes in only a few gems, including Libyan Desert Glass.  His source is the Egyptian miner and he was able to share specific details from an ethics perspective.

I met this supplier at the 2022 Denver Show.  One of the gems on my Wish List was Libyan Desert Glass and I was actively on the hunt for it.  I had already spoken to a few potential suppliers and dismissed them from an ethics perspective.  The story I kept hearing was that the main supplier in the industry is a Moroccan wholesaler.  That supplier lives more than 1000 miles from the source and it seems likely that this rare yellow gem is being traded without proper legal paperwork.  When I met my supplier, I asked about his source and was delighted to learn it was Egyptian miner in the Great Sand Sea with the legal rights to mine and trade.  We happily discussed ethical issues openly, which is rare and refreshing.

This Aquamarine comes from artisanal miners in the Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India. The Aquamarine is sometimes found in association with Ruby and Sapphire.  It is also dug up by farmers while plowing and then sold to traveling gem dealers.  In both cases, it has a low environmental impact and is relatively low risk for miners.

This lapidary hand-polishes stones in Mumbai, India. It is a woman-owned and family-run business. Factory workers are paid fairly. The Lapidary is also an exporter that sells at gem shows in the United States and Japan.

I first met this source at the 2014 Tucson Gem Show. It was my first buying trip for my own store and I was nervous. Most lapidary owners were brisk and impatient with my questions, especially when I asked about the mines and the supply chains. But one man stood out to me as particularly patient and kind. He had been a wholeseller for over twenty years, yet he was happy to meet someone brand-new to the industry.

He took time to talk to me about the stones. They came from his home country of India and he was able to tell me exactly which state or territory each one came from and some of the conditions at the individual mines. When I told him that I wanted to source ethically, he said that it would be difficult, but that it was a worthwhile challenge. He made me feel like I could succeed, both at ethical sourcing and at being a business owner. I looked forward to a long business relationship with him. Sadly, he died suddenly in 2016.

I stayed in touch with his family and in 2017 met his wife, teenage daughter, and his father. This three-generation family has picked up the pieces and learned how to run the business. His wife had never worked before, but she gracefully stepped into her new role as a business owner. Her father-in-law offers practical and moral support, but makes sure that everyone knows that SHE is the boss and that checks should be written directly to her. The family continues to be supportive of my efforts to ethically source. More than any other lapidary, they are willing to speak openly with me about the difficult parts of the industry. They have invited me to visit them in India, to visit the mines and their lapidary. The daughter is now a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Graduate and is interested in reiki and other healing modalities. As she has grown up, she has become increasingly concerned about ethical issues.

Aquamarine Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published May 2014  •  Updated February 2024  •  Read Time: 7 minutes
Aquamarine is the blue variety of Beryl, and very closely related to Emerald.  Aquamarine is found scattered in mines around the world, but never in large enough quantities to justify its own mine.  Instead it is a secondary mineral minded alongside others minerals such as Black Tourmaline.  In the fine gemstone industry, transparent Aquamarine is sometimes heat-treated to bring out a more vibrant color, but most of the specimens sold to collectors are completely natural. Aquamarine healing powers have been written about since antiquity and it has long been associated with mermaids and sailors. […]

Tumbled Aquamarine

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Aquamarine

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Crystals Sturdy For Pocket

    This stone is sturdy enough to be carried daily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Safe In Elixir

    This stone is safe to use in direct-infusion elixirs.

19 reviews for Aquamarine (India)

  1. Justin W (Georgia)

    The Aquamarine is a bit cloudy, but that does give it a nice “stormy see Aquamarine” feel, and the sparkles and the heft of the stone are very nice. Overall a good edition.

  2. Billie S (Colorado)

    I love my new crystals. Thank you as always for your gifts, your efforts, and the education you provide.

  3. Nicole B. (Wisconsin)

    Your crystals were awesome when I ordered at Christmas and I can’t wait to place some more orders!

  4. Kimberly G. (California)

    The crystals you sent me arrived last week and they are simply gorgeous. So vibrant and lovely each one had a resonance and I appreciated how well they were cared for. Truly special. Thank you.

  5. Josefin S (Germany)

    I always feel very safe and good about ordering from you, thank you for providing such high-quality crystals, they truly are medicine. The Aquamarine is wonderful, feels very kind and loving.

  6. Josefin S. (Germany)

    Julie picked this crystal for me after I told her its intended purpose. She also let me know why she picked this specific one. It’s beautiful and I’m very grateful.

  7. Marisa M. (Massachusetts)

    It’s perfect and exactly as described!

  8. Valentine S (Nebraska)

    I want you to know how much I adore the stones you sent. I get so excited when I am around them. My daughter appreciates her aquamarine. I was so happy to finally give one for her to cherish. We will treasure these along with the others. Thank you again for you hard work. I love that I can come back to you with complete trust and confidence. You’re the best!!

  9. Janet W (Florida)

    Thank you! The crystals are all so beautiful and the tea was just lovely. 🙏

  10. Leigh A (New York) (verified owner)

    all of the crystals you’ve sent me have been so beautiful! Thank you so much!

  11. Ada D. (Florida) (verified owner)

    Love my stones!

  12. Melissa B. (Washington) (verified owner)

    I received the new Aquamarine and it’s perfect thank you very much! I’m sure I will be buying more in the future.

  13. Thea F. (New York) (verified owner)

    The crystals came two days early, and they both loved them SO much. Thank you again!

  14. Brenda D. (Illinois) (verified owner)

    I received my crystals this afternoon and they are so beautiful and amazing!! I will definitely mediate with each of them. Your kind words are appreciated more than you know and have lifted me up in a special way. Also, can’t wait to brew my tea. Thank you for this nice touch and my beautiful crystal stones.

  15. Samina S. (Ohio) (verified owner)

    Lovely stone, thank you much.

  16. Linda D. (Nebraska) (verified owner)

    Thank you very much

  17. Lauren C. (New Jersey) (verified owner)

    this is my favorite of the three, what a beautiful green blue color!!!

  18. Samina J. (Ohio) (verified owner)

    This is such a stunning sea green color! Nice size too!

  19. Regina V. (Florida) (verified owner)

    One of my fav sellers. The most beautifulest sones I own come from this seller.

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