Aquamarine, a stone known for its stunning oceanic blue hue, often raises an intriguing question – can it go in water?
Whether you want to clean or cleanse it for spiritual purposes, you probably want to make sure you’re doing no wrong.
In today’s guide, let’s explore the many answers to aquamarine and if it can go in water.
Can an aquamarine crystal go in water?
Simply put, yes, aquamarine can go in water, mostly because it scores a 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which is well above the minimum score for minerals to be safe underwater. If you’re unfamiliar with this scale, this will measure the mineral’s hardness, letting you know the crystal’s ability to be scratched or scratched by other minerals. The higher the score, the less susceptible it is to scratches. The hardness of this mineral can be affected by its reaction with water as well, and usually, lower scoring minerals will crumble or break apart in water. As long as the mineral scores higher than a five, you’re usually safe for short periods of time.
However, with most crystals, you may want to avoid long-term exposure as this could dull the surface and/or damage the stone’s surface. You will also want to take certain precautions when cleaning or caring to avoid damaging them.
Can aquamarine go in salt water?
It’s usually not recommended that you should expose your aquamarine to salt water, as the salt and other minerals can damage the crystal. Salt water is known to be corrosive and may cause the crystal to lose its luster and even become dull if exposed for prolonged periods. In addition to this, salt water can cause the formation of water spots or other types of stains on the surface, which can be tough to remove.
While you can “expose” your aquamarine to salt water, you will only want to do so for a few seconds. If so, it’s important to wipe it dry immediately after you do so.
If you want to clean it, you’re best off using lukewarm non-salt water with a mild soap to gently clean it.
Does aquamarine react to water?
Aquamarine, which is a type of beryl mineral, will not react with water, as it’s considered to be a relatively stable and durable gemstone. As you can see, it’s safe to immerse the stone in water for cleaning purposes, as long as you consider certain precautions.
Remember, prolonged periods can potentially cause damage, such as affecting the appearance. Submerging your aquamarine for months, for example, may cause it to lose its luster. This isn’t a guarantee, however.
Can aquamarine dissolve in water?
As a variety of a beryl mineral, it’s not soluble in water and it will not dissolve in water under normal conditions. Beryl minerals will have a relatively low solubility in water, meaning that they will not readily dissolve in water unless it’s subjected to extreme conditions.
However, do keep in mind that in some cases, some times of beryl minerals, such as morganite, can be more soluble in water and prolonged periods can cause the mineral to break down over time.
Overall, aquamarine is very durable and is not easily damaged in water, however, as stressed, it’s important to take proper care to avoid potential damage.
Can you soak aquamarine?
As aquamarine is durable, you can safely soak it in water for cleaning/cleansing purposes; however, you will want to make sure you take certain precautions to ensure that the crystal isn’t damaged.
When soaking, you will always want to make sure you use lukewarm non-salt water as well as a mild soap. Try to avoid using hot water, as this can potentially damage the stone. Harsh chemicals and/or abrasive materials should be avoided, too.
If you want to soak your aquamarine for a prolonged time, this is okay as long as it’s no longer than 24 to 48 hours. While aquamarine will be fine for a while, you just don’t want to take the risk as this can damage the crystal’s appearance.
Aquamarine water meaning
When it comes to aquamarine and water, there are various beliefs and meanings.
In general, aquamarine is often associated with the energy and properties of water, due to the lighter blue color and the connection to the sea. Some people believe that this stone can help promote calmness, clarity and emotional balances, which can resemble that of calming waters.
In some spiritual traditions, aquamarine is said to have healing properties, most closely aligned with the throat chakra. This charka is closely associated with communication, self-expression as well as emotional release. It’s said that if you carry this crystal, it can help balance and clear the throat charka, allowing for more effective communication.
Overall, the meaning can vary depending on beliefs, but for most, it resembles what’s mentioned above. Some even see it as a beautiful, calming symbol and that’s it.
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