Aquamarine is a clear, blue-green gemstone from the Beryl family found in the USA, Mexico, USSR, Brazil, and India. Can also be found in a golden yellow color.
It was once given to sailors as protection against drowning and for courage in battle. Also, like other blue stones, Aquamarine was believed to exercise a general tonic influence - it was supposed to counteract the wiles of the spirits of darkness and procure the aid and favor of the spirits of light and wisdom. Sometimes it was looked upon as an emblem of chastity.
Copper has similar strengths to Aquamarine and when they are put in direct sunlight together for eight to twenty-four hours the filtering capabilities of Aquamarine are said to intensify.
Healing Properties: Eyeglasses were once made from aquamarine. Aquamarine is said to reduce fears and have an affinity with sensitive and mystical people. Recommended as a purifier of the throat it is also said to clear blocked communication and aid the user in verbal expression. An excellent stone for meditation, it will help attune you to nature - quiets the mind and reduces stress.
Aquamarine is said to filter out unneccesary information to the brain, calm nerves, clarify perceptions, and strengthen the body's cleansing organs (such as liver, spleen, thyroid, & kidneys). The eyes, jaw, neck, stomach, teeth, and throat are all helped by Aquamarine.
The birthstone for March, it is a good stone for teachers, councilors, chiropractors, genetic engineers, lecturers, and massage practitioners.