Aquamarine is a calming, soothing, and cleansing stone. It has the property to inspire the truth, trust, and letting go. It is perfect when it comes to sooth unpleasant emotions such as grief or loneliness. Aquamarine is also known to enhance feelings of peacefulness by encouraging inner strength and bravery, whatever the situation is. This gemstone is believed to help its owner to speak their feelings and thoughts clearly, without hesitation, anger or judgement. Like water, emotions flow and negativity will float away.
In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness. Aquamarine was first called "water of the sea" by Roman fishermen, who used it for protection over water and to insure a good catch. Because of its supposed guarantee of safety when traveling by sea, it was the gem associated with St. Thomas, the apostle, who traveled often by boat to different lands preaching the gospel.
Aquamarine's affirmation is: I am relaxed and calm as I express my authentic emotions.