Derives its' name from "sea water." According to some legends, aquamarine
is the treasure of mermaids, with the power to keep sailors safe. Supposedly
its' powers are particularly strong when immersed in water. While on land,
it is said to have a soothing influence on married couples. The ancient
Romans believed that the Aquamarine was sacred to Neptune, the god of the
sea, having fallen from the jewel boxes of sirens and washed onto shore.
Early sailors wore aquamarine talismans, engraved with the likeness of
Neptune, as protection against dangers at sea.
The association with water led to the
belief that the Aquamarine was particularly powerful when immersed. Water in
which this gemstone had been submerged was used in ancient times to heal a
variety of illnesses of the heart, liver, stomach, mouth and throat.
Aquamarines were also used to reverse poisoning and to aid in fortune
telling. A gift of Aquamarine symbolizes both safety and security,
especially within long standing relationships. Some people even say that the
Aquamarine reawakens love in a tired marriage, so if you want to bring back
that spark in your partner's eyes, you might consider this gem as an