Aquamarine 2" Rough Specimen #LV4624
The word Aquamarine comes from Latin meaning sea water and is reminiscent of the ocean. The color blue-green in this stone promotes calming, and courage as well because it was used extensively by sailors for protection against drowning or taken into battle with them when they were on quests where their lives depended upon winning. Today its main use still remains protective amulets but now you can also find these pieces being worn to promote creativity among other things like intuition, meditation, etc...
A rough version of crystal is usually cut from a much larger piece of mined material that is too large or heavy to be used by a person. Rough chunks such as calcites are often acid-washed to subtly smooth out rough edges that may cause cuts or injury and to prevent further flaking or breakage.