Aquamarine's name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. March's birthstone was also thought to enhance the happiness of marriages.
Like emerald and aquamarine, morganite is part of the beryl mineral family but Morganite is rarer than aquamarine. Morganite was named after American financier J.P. Morgan, who was an avid gem collector. Shortly after morganite's initial discovery, George Kunz, who was the chief gemologist for Tiffany and Company, suggested that the gemstone be named after his friend to thank him for his financial support to the arts and sciences.
Yellow emerald gemstones, also known as heliodor, have a fascinating history that originated in the southwest African country of Namibia, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean. This golden gemstone was first discovered in 1913 before being inducted into the jewelry industry.
Heliodor is a particularly fitting name for this type of yellow beryl stone, as "helios" translates to "sun" in Greek and Helios was the Greek god of the sun. The second part of the name, "dor," comes from "doron," meaning gift. Therefore, a heliodor gemstone is a gift from the sun.
Beryl Metaphysical Properties:
It was viewed as a healing stone in ancient Greece, where precious beryl was dipped into drinking water and that water was drunk to remove kidney stones and bladder ailments. Some oral traditions state that beryls of all kinds make the lazy more industrious and the slow-minded more clever.
This listing includes one 4 Strand Necklace per order*
Gemstone: Aquamarine, Heliodor, Morganite
Color: Pink, Blue, Yellow
Transparency: Semi-Translucent - Opaque
Cut: Oval Polished Bead
Bead Size (mm): 7x5-14x10mm Graduated
Style: 4 Strand Adjustable Sarafa Necklace
*All gemstone information guaranteed by our staff GIA Graduate Gemologist.
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