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Cat's eye aquamarine is a variety of green-blue beryl which exhibits a rare phenomenon known as cat's eye chatoyancy. Cat's eye chatoyancy is an optical trait distinguished by a reflection of light that resembles the slit-eye of a cat.

According to legend, aquamarine originated in the treasure chests of mystical mermaids. Legends say that aquamarines were the prized possessions of many mermaids, and they would help protect sailors from the dangers of sea, including warding off the symptoms of sea-sickness. Since ancient times, cat's eye aquamarine, along with other varieties of aquamarine, have been regarded as a 'sailor's lucky stone'.

Cat's eye aquamarine owes its name to the Latin word for 'seawater'. The sea-blue stone has a long tradition of being one of the favored gemstone for seamen. Aquamarine has a place in many cultures, including Ancient Greek and Roman culture; they also knew aquamarine to be a 'sailor's gem', and believed it would help ensure safe and prosperous travels across stormy seas. It was often used to help sailors ensure safe and prosperous travels across the stormy waters.



  • Perfect for the zodiac Scorpio. 

  • Cat’s Eye Aquamarine is the best amulet to protect sailors. It is popular as the sailor's lucky stone and ensures a prosperous and safe journey for those at the sea.

  • The healing power of cat’s eye aquamarine is best experienced when it is worn directly on any injured or diseased part of the body.

  • Cat’s eye Aquamarine is also an efficient cure for those suffering from arthritis, eyeinflammations, soreness in the throat, varicosity, swollen glands, tooth aches, thyroids and growth issues too.


  • Popularly referred to as the green-blue beryl. Cat’s Eye Aquamarine derives its name from the eponymous look on the gem- the slit-eye of a cat as well as from the Latin word for ‘seawater’. It is a reflection of the parallel inclusions commonly known as asterism.

  • Known to be the birthstone of March born people. Cat’s Eye Aquamarine has a vitreous luster too.

  • The gem is exceptionally rare and is found only in Kenya, Pakistan, Myanmar, Australia, USA, India, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Zambia,  Mozambique, Namibia, China and Nigeria.

  • Cat’s eye Aquamarine is a hard gem with 8 points on the Mohsscale. It has no fluorescence too.