Aquamarine (from Latin: aqua marina, water of the sea) is a blue or cyan variety of Beryl. In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness, and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness. Aquamarine is a Water element stone, powerful for cleansing the emotional body and opening communication. Associated with the throat chakra, Aquamarine helps overcome the fear of speaking. Aquamarine is a stone of empowerment.