Aquamarine is Latin, ‘aqua marina,’ aqua meaning ‘water,’ and marina meaning ‘of the sea.’ Ancient legends say that mermaids favored Aquamarine—and that they shared it with humans. This gemstone features every sea color you can imagine, from subtle blues and brilliant cyans to deep turquoise and seafoam greens. Aquamarine is a type of mineral called beryl and is one of a handful of naturally occurring gorgeous gemstones from the beryl family.
With its lovely array of colors reminiscent of the ocean and with its legends, Aquamarine makes an intriguing gemstone bead to have in your collection.
Aquamarine is often used to promote good fortune and luck for mariners and enhances clairvoyance and intuition.