Aquamarine

the classic sea-blue color

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Aquamarine is the classic sea-blue member of the Beryl family. It comes in a range of colors from light pastel color to a stronger blue which is rare.

Aquamarines are typically heated to reduce the green component and enhance the blue color. However, natural untreated stones with a greenish tinge are becoming increasingly popular and we have several available (see product labelling on each gem).

The Beryl family comes in many colors – blue (Aquamarine), green (Emerald), peach-pink (Morganite), yellow (Heliodor), colorless (White Beryl/Goshenite) and red (Bixbite from Utah).

Aquamarine is a durable gemstone with a hardness of 7.5-8.0 on the Mohs Scale and can easily be used in all types of jewelry. It is the birthstone for March and celebrates the 19th Anniversary.

We have many more shapes and sizes available in Aquamarine – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.

Here is a link to GIA’s Buyer’s Guide to Aquamarine:
http://www.gia.edu/aquamarine#buyers-guide

click here to see a selection of Aquamarine for sale

Colors

aqua-blue

greenish-blue

light blue

medium blue

deep “double” blue

Family/Species

Beryl

Properties

RI = 1.577 (+/-0.016) – 1.583 (+/-0.017)

SG= 2.72 (-0.05, +0.12)

Dispersion = 0.014

Hardness = 7.5-8

highly suitable for use in jewelry

Treatments

Can be 100% Natural, untreated
Aquamarine is routinely heated to remove the greenish component

See policy on Treatment Disclosure

Important information

We specialize in Natural, unheated material which has an attractive blue-green color
The darkest blue colors are generally the most desired and expensive gems (Beryl normally occurs in lighter tones)

Birthstone

March

Anniversary

 19th

Cuts

Calibrated up to 6mm

All standard cuts and free sizes

Mining locations

Brazil, Mozambique, Zambia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Afghanistan and other localities worldwide

 

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