Aquamarine is a transparent form of Beryl and ranges in colour from blue to blue-green. Legend says that it is the treasure of mermaids and in ancient times sailors often carried Aquamarine to protect them against drowning.
Aquamarine is said to be the Stone of Courage and is believed to instil courage and fortitude and to counteract a victim mentality. Its energies are calming and it is thought to act to reduce stress and quieten 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.
Placing Aquamarine on the throat chakra is believed to help alleviate problems of the throat, swollen glands and the thyroid.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March.