Aquamarine is associated with trusting and letting go. In ancient times, aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids. Sailors used the stone as a talisman to bring good luck on the open waters. The gem was used as a symbol of protection and fearlessness too. Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. Aquamarine has an understanding with sensitive people. It can invoke tolerance of others and overcome judgment and giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility.
The properties of aquamarine related to physical healing are thought to be closely connected with breathing. Sometimes referred to as the “breath stone,” aquamarine is known to alleviate sinus, lung, and respiratory problems. It is also believed to help with bronchitis, colds, hay fever, and various allergies.