Like a rush of cool water washing over your body, aquamarine is the blue variety of a mineral called beryl. Atomic impurities of iron make it blue. Ancient texts describe it as the gift of mermaids, given to humans for eternal youth. It is *the* throat chakra stone, calming, refreshing, and purifying. The throat chakra governs our communication, our speech, and our truth, so wearing aquamarine bolsters speaking your truth. Tied to the Divine Mother, it can specifically help women express themselves with more courage. Water is both gentle and mighty, steady and powerful - be the river.