This aquamarine is from Brazil and its name means "water of the sea" originating from latin. Aquamarine is a cousin of the emerald, both being a variation of Beryl. Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. On the physical level it is considered to be useful for curing toothache, cough, and pain in the jaw. It helps balance the hormones and calms an overactive immune system. It is believed that aquamarine strengthens the kidneys and helps reduce water retention. On the psychological level it is a “Stone of Courage and Protection”. It resonates to the energy of the ocean, helping the holder to connect with the nature spirits of the sea. Seamen carried Aquamarine in ancient times to promote safe travel on the water and to protect against drowning. The soothing energy of Aquamarine makes it a perfect companion to calm fears and phobias.