Aquamarine Crystal Chips on an elastic bracelet.
Aquamarine gets it name from the latin “water of the sea,” as its colour resembles the blue of the sea. It’s from the beryl family of stones. Legend has it that aquamarine is the treasure of mermaids and has the power to keep sailors safe at sea. Other ancient traditions say that carrying or wearing an aquamarine promotes happiness in relationships. As a whole, the stone has a very soothing and calming energy, enhancing feelings of trust, friendship and harmony. Many people use it for work with the fifth chakra – the energy centre in the throat – as it can promote improved communication skills.
Aquamarine is the second-most-popular gem beryl and is the birthstone for the month of March. Like emerald, its identity is defined by its color. Aquamarine has a distinct greenish blue to blue color. Unlike emerald, light-colored stones in this color range are still called aquamarine.
Beryl is a relatively rare silicate mineral with a chemical composition of Be3Al2Si6O18. It is found in igneous and metamorphic rocks in many parts of the world.
Beryl has served as a minor ore of beryllium, and color varieties of the mineral are among the world’s most popular gemstones. Emerald, aquamarine, heliodor, and morganite are the most popular varieties of beryl.
Crystal chip bracelets are smooth crystals so will not ‘dig in’ to your skin. They will carry the same properties as an equivalent power bracelet. The decision is purely which you would prefer to wear.
Crystal chip bracelets are cheaper than power bracelets because there is not so much production involved in making the crystal stones the right shape for use. Also the crystals themselves are marginally smaller.