The name Aquamarine comes from Latin meaning sea water since its natural blue green color is reminiscent of the ocean. Like its namesake, Aquamarine promotes calming and courage. It was used extensively by sailors as protection against drowning and taken into battle as a protective amulet. Today it is used for meditation, intuition, creativity, and protection against evil forces, fears, and phobias. It helps build tolerance, reduces stress and quiets the mind for relaxation and sleep. Aquamarine is the blue version in the Beryl mineral family and considered a semi-precious stone.