Mermaid Tail

July 5, 2012 § 3 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about water lately. Usually it’s in the form of “hope the levees hold it in” type of thinking. But lately, the fires in Colorado have spurred me to send watery thoughts in that direction. I understand the angst and the pain of loss; a devastating experience. Harnessing the energy from anything (fire, wind, water) and using it wisely is always a trick. Dealing with the aftermath is a bigger challenge.

Quelle surprise that I’ve been playing with aquamarines more than usual lately, and revisiting some of the aquamarines in my rock collection, and in my finished pieces.

Some aquamarines in my rock collection.

The aquamarine gets its name from Latin: “water” and “of the sea”.

Apparently, (and I like to believe this) aquamarines originated from mermaid’s tails, they were referred to as the “treasure of mermaids” with the power to keep sailors safe.

Artwork by Benacek Eric

Last month the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a statement that mermaids “do not exist”. Well bah humbug. Next they’ll be picking on the tooth fairy, or the sandman.

I have written before that aquamarines are a symbol of peace, promise a happy marriage and bring the woman wealth and joy. In addition, they bring courage, and in advanced meditation, wisdom to see the truth.

I’d been hoarding a few fabulous big squarish cabochons, and decided it was time to share their beauty. Here’s what I made with a couple of them:

 

31 Carat Aquamarine Cab Bracelet.

18 Carat Aquamarine Cabochon Ring.

 

 Some of my other work with aquamarines:

Rose Cut Aquamarines with Aquamarine and Emerald Briolette Drops.

Santa Maria Aquamarine Earrings with Assorted Drops.

Santa Maria Aquamarine Pendant with Tourmalines, Apatite & Sterling Chain.

Santa Maria Aquamarine Earrings with Tourmalines & Sapphires.

You can view the aquamarine pieces that are for sale in my shop here: Leda Jewel Co Jewelry with Aquamarines

Not believing in magical creatures or dismissing the power of gemstones makes life very dull indeed. One of my favorite quotes:

“In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nontheless a living being.” – Nicola Tesla

I send the good people of Colorado and Utah watery blue aquamarine energy for peace and courage.

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