Gemstone Meaning & Magic: Aquamarine

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Aquamarine has long been known to have a deep connection to the ocean.  In fact, the name “aquamarine” is derived from the Latin word for seawater (aqua marina, “water of the sea”).

This stone ranges from a sea-green to a soft powder blue, and is believed to enhance clarity of perception and eyesight, flow of creativity, inspiration and intuition. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust, and letting go.  Connected with the throat chakra, aquamarine can help the bearer overcome fear of speaking, as it opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication.

Folklore says that aquamarine was first found in the treasure chest of mermaids. Since then, aquamarine has been considered to be a sailor’s lucky stone, believing it would be protection for them on water.  As well as protecting those who journey by sea (and alleviating seasickness or the fear of water), it guards those involved in any long-haul travel such as flying or driving long distances.

Aquamarine becomes a particularly potent talisman when it is immersed in water, and if one works with it in this way in moonlight, it offers powerful assistance in opening the third eye.  This way of working with aquamarine leads it so sometimes be known as the stone of the sea witch, as it more than any other gemstone is purported to open the doors to strong oceanic magic for those who are inclined towards sea-centered mysticism.

Even for the non-witch, aquamarine is believed to open consciousness, releasing wisdom and creativity. It has a calming effect, and thus is noted for increasing courage and fortitude.  It inspires the judgmental to be more tolerant, and helps cut through confusion and overwhelm to find kind compromise.  As a love stone, Aquamarine can help two people with different lifestyles to live together in harmony, and reduces the effects of sensitive issues that cause quarrels. Aquamarine is often given as a love token or eternity ring, and increases commitment and fidelity “as long as the waters of the earth flow.”

Visit our website for a plethora of pretty gemstone jewelry,  or visit any of our stores in Maine to see the potent and powerful beauty of this stunning gem, available at Mexicali in unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings!

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