This water element stone is the birthstone for March. Pale blue Aquamarine is the colour of the winter sky giving way to spring. It was first called “water of the sea” by Roman fishermen, who used it for protection over water. It is calming, soothing, cleansing and inspires truth, trust and letting go. Aquamarine is a blue-green stone that comes from Colombia and Brazil. It has good hardness. Iron is the substance that gives aquamarine its colour which ranges from an almost barely visible pale blue to a strong sea-blue.
Gemstones are used in crystal healing, an alternative medical technique, to cure ailments and protect against disease. Associated with the Throat chakra, Aquamarine helps overcome the fear of speaking and is an excellent stone for teachers and presenters. Aquamarine is a stone of breath, the respiratory tract, and the lungs. It helps heal sinus conditions and coughing and is effective for hay fever and other chronic allergies. It supports the healing of inflammatory diseases and is soothing to eczema, rosacea and psoriasis. It is very soothing worn as a necklace. Tired eyes and some vision problems can be relieved if aquamarine is placed on the eyelids for twenty minutes every night. Aquamarine is a Water element stone, powerful for cleansing the emotional body and opening communication. Aquamarine is a wonderful stone for meditation as it quiets the mind and facilitates obtaining communication from higher planes. For best results Aquamarine should be worn next to the skin.