The name Aquamarine is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning of the sea. This gemstone is a symbol of health, happiness and everlasting youth. For centuries aquamarine has been said to bring calmness and courage to the wearer. The Greeks and Romans called it the Sailors Gem and used it to ensure safe and prosperous passages across stormy seas.
Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. It promotes self-expression and is useful for closure on all levels. It also soothes fears and increases sensitivity. Aquamarine sharpens intuition and opens clairvoyance. It is wonderful for meditation.