Birthstone: Pisces, as well as Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra, Scorpio and Aquarius.
In ancient times, Aquamarine was thought to protect those at sea and means 'Sea water' in Latin. It was believed to make sailors fearless and safe from adversaries on the open waters. As far back as 480 BC, it was considered to be the treasure of mermaids because its ability to protect was said to be increased when immersed in water.
Aquamarine was used as a talisman by the Ancient Egyptians and Romans.
In 19thC Europe, it was often given as a gift by lovers.
Today, Aquamarine is still thought to bring protection to those at sea and is a popular gift among ocean travellers. On land, it is believed to have soothing effects on couples, helping them to work through their differences, ensuring a long and happy marriage. It is also considered to be the stone of courage and preparedness. It is believed to help maintain calm, balance and order.
Aquamarine is often used as a 'good luck' stone. It is thought to bring feelings of peace, love, joy, inspiration, hope and happiness, as well as courage, harmony and balance to those who wear it.
Aquamarine represents everlasting youth, it symbolises purity and detachment.
If you dream of Aquamarine, it is said that you will make new friends and wearing earrings of Aquamarine is thought to bring love and affection into your life.
In the esoteric tradition of the 7 Rays, Aquamarine is a semiprecious stone of the 3rd Ray (adaptability) and aligns with the throat center or Vishudha chakra.
It protects from enemies and helps to surmount obtacles. It helps to overcome fears and to control phobias, bringing tranquility and inner peace to the wearer.
Aquamarine is said to bring Love to lonely hearts and to encourage happiness and fidelity in marriage. It is a soothing stone.
It aids communication, singing and speaking.
Aquamarine is a variety of Beryl, like Emerald or Morganite.