The aquamarine is related to the emerald and is a part of the beryl family
of gemstones. The aquamarine displays great shine, is a hard gemstone and is almost free of inclusions. The
hardness factor makes it more durable and less likely to suffer scratches.
Protect your aquamarine from extreme heat, such as intense heat from sun, leaving it in a hot
car or near a major heat source. Avoid cleaning in an ultrasonic cleaner.
This gemstone can be especially pleasing to those who love blue, and comes in a range of mostly
lighter blue and blue green shades like the color of sea water. This wh gold aqua & diamond ring
a perfect example of the light blue sea water shades. It's name, derived from the latin, implies a relation to
water and the sea.
Legends claim that the aquamarine came from the treasure chest of mermaids and has been
considered the sailor's lucky stone. It's relation to the sea has also designated it as a life-giving stone.
Aquamarine is the official gemstone of Colorado, which is one of the locales where the gemstone
is found. It is also the March birthstone.
Aquamarine Can Be Found in a Wide Choice of Settings and Designs
This gemstone is particularly appreciated by jewelry designers and gem cutters as it is an easy
stone to cut. As a result of the ease in cutting this stone, the aquamarine is likely to be found displaying the
most diverse selection of different cuts. Many designers use it when they are experimenting with a new design or
cut because it is easy to work with.
The source of aquamarines is fairly diverse. They are found in Madagascar, Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and the US as
well as other places across the world.
Many aquamarines have a green tint that is not appreciated by all consumers. For this reason
many of the lighter shaded stones are heat treated to intensify and bring out blue tones in the stone.
Aquamarine is often paired with other gemstones in jewelry pieces. White gold is a beautiful
compliment to the blue of this stone. Consumers will find aquamarine earrings, pendants, rings and other pieces of
jewelry beginning at very affordable prices.
Diamond Gemstone | Tourmaline