Hardness: 7.5 – 8
Aquamarine literally means “water of the sea” and it ranges in color from light blue to green. It is a great stone for meditation enabling us to reach a higher consciousness. Aquamarine can clear up confusion, refine perception and sharpen the intellect. When placed on the throat, Aquamarine can provide an inexpensive relief for a sore throat. Costs alot less than throat sprays.
Interesting Tidbits: Aquamarine, Bixbite and Emerald are forms of Beryl. Aquamarine is blue Beryl. Bixbite is red Beryl. Emerald is green Beryl. Aquamarine gets its coloring from trace amounts of iron.