Aquamarine is the treasure of mermaids, and legends have it that for aquamarine to be truly powerful it must be immersed in sea water and bathed in sunlight. The gemstone is also supposed to have powers that reach to land, helping married couples solve their problems and drive off evil.
Aquamarine is associated with the thymus gland and is very soothing when worn as a necklace. It will also help reduce fluid retention and calm the nerves. The Romans used aquamarine for stomach troubles and believed it could cure liver and throat problems. Aquamarine brings courage, aids quick intellectual response, and gives peace while protecting the aura.
Aquamarine varies in color from blue-green to a light sky blue, but gems containing green are often heat-treated to remove this less desirable color. The majority of aquamarines, unlike other gemstones, are flawless.
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 anniversary gift!