Aquamarine is a clear to opaque, light blue to light green variety of Beryl, which is a member of the Feldspar group. Legend says that it has its origin in the treasure chest of the mermaids. In ancient times sailors often carried it as a talisman to protect themselves from drowning and it is still reputed to be a lucky stone for sailors today.
Aquamarine is a divine and eternal colour that is in tune with water and its life-giving properties. Being attuned to the ocean it helps us to get in touch with the nature spirits of the sea. It promotes safe travel on water so it would be a good stone to take with you on a cruise.
This is a Stone of Courage and is believed to instill courage and fortitude and to counteract a victim mentality. Its energies are calming and it is thought to act to reduce stress and to quiet the mind, thus clarifying perception, sharpening the intellect and removing confusion. It is a good stone for promoting creative self-expression and for removing blocks to communication. Aquamarine is also believed to give strength to deal with difficult situations and to allow you to stay focused under pressure. It soothes fears and increases sensitivity. It harmonizes its surroundings and protects against pollutants.
A wonderful meditation crystal, Aquamarine sharpens the intuition and opens clairvoyance. This crystal will bring you to higher states of consciousness and spiritual awareness. Aquamarine brings clarity of thinking. It is believed to improve artistic and creative skills. Inspiring love, peace and serenity is one of Aquamarine’s primary qualities.
Aquamarine is claimed to bring serenity and calm the mind and is an excellent crystal to help you overcome anxiety and stress. In addition to calming the nerves Aquamarine reduces fluid retention, it is good for strengthening the kidneys, liver spleen and thyroid. It is useful for sore throats and swollen glands. This stone has a general tonic effect and it is also an outstanding cleansing stone. Use to overcome over reactions of the immune and auto-immune systems, like hay fever. It aids the eyes and is beneficial in overcoming short and long sightedness.