Aquamarine is a semi precious gem from the Beryl Family, the same family as Emerald. It is famous for its sea blue like colors. Aquamarine ranges in color from a faint light blue to blue and bluish-green, with lighter colored stones being the more common type.
Aquamarine stones are famous for their excellent clarity and transparency. Its name was derived from the Latin word seawater.
Aquamarine displays striking characteristics with its color. Aquamarine compliments almost every skin and eye color making it a choice gem for women all over the world.
Birthstone for March
Anniversary - Given for the 19th anniversary.
Hardness - Aquamarines has a rating of 7.5 – 8 on the Mohs Scale of hardness meaning it is durable therefore lending itself to numerous jewelry applications.
Sources - Major sources of Aquamarine include Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Pakistan and the USA.
Some of the best stones have a deep blue color sometimes referred to as Santa Maria blue.
The largest aquamarine stone was found during 1910 in Brazil, weighing 243 pounds.
It has been said that the mineral beryl gives the wearer protection against foes in battle or litigation. It makes the wearer unconquerable and amiable, and also quickens the intellect.