Both aquamarine and larimar embody a strong connection to the ocean and the perfect crystals to layer and wear with your sea glass jewellery.
The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, meaning “water of the sea,” and refers to its sparkling ocean-like colour. Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It has also been worn into battle as a protection against injury and is said to provide a shield for ones aura. It is considered as a stone of Courage. Today it protects all who travel by, over, or near water, and opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication.
Other names by which Larimar is known include “Dolphin Stone” and “Atlantis Stone”. It is believed by some that certain islands in the Atlantic Ocean, including the Dominican Republic, are remnants of the lost continent of Atlantis, and according to a prophesy originating in nearby Trinidad and Tobago, a blue coloured stone with healing properties would be found in the region. This calming stone carries a strong energetic connection to the sea, reminding us to embrace change and go with the flow. It is said to represent peace, clarity, healing and love.
Also known as rock crystal, clear quartz was the first substance to be described as a crystal. The ancient Greeks called the perfectly water clear geometrical rock “crystallos”, meaning “permanent ice, because they thought that it was ice frozen so solidly that it wouldn’t melt. Clear quartz is a power stone. It has been called the “Universal Crystal” because of its many uses. It is excellent for amplifying the energies of other stones and for providing power, energy and clarity.
Please note while we handcraft our sea glass jewellery, our crystal pendants are sourced from reputable makers and added to our collection to complement our sea glass designs. Similar to sea glass, each crystal has a unique shape and hue so while jewellery style is similar, the shape, colour intensity and pattern on the crystal will vary and be unique from piece to piece. An uncut un-shaped gemstone of gem grade is called ‘rough’. It is the stone in its natural form, often found in the ground, just as mother nature made.