An introduction to Aquamarine

The word aquamarine is taken from the Latin word used for seawater and belongs to the colorful Beryl mineral family. It is a blue to blue-green gemstone having a hardness of 7.5 to 8 with hexagonal crystal shape used in jewelry and some industrial applications. Aquamarine is March’s birthstone in many countries and considered to enhance the happiness of marriage. People get different benefits from Aquamarine crystals as Romans believed that a frog carved out can turn enemies into friends.

Origins

Brazil is an important source for Aquamarine but there are many other countries including Afghanistan, Burma, Pakistan, Mozambique, Kenya, China, Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Myanmar, and the United States.

Aquamarine Cut

If the cut of gemstone is not good it will appear dull and lifeless, so the shape of aquamarine is very important. It can be cut into almost any shape you want. When you viewed it from an angle it may appear as colorless or transparent but when you change the angle it will appear vivid blue. We cut based on low crown angles to produce higher brilliance and higher crowns to deepen the color.

Aquamarine Color

The natural color of the aquamarine crystal is “seafoam color “but it is also available in “aquamarine color” which is a light bluish tint of green that is in-between blue and spring green. 

Benefits of Aquamarine

  • Cools high temper
  • Brings peace
  • Help to speak the truth
  • Makes the nerves stronger

Caring

Store your aquamarine jewelry in a soft cloth or padded container and follow the LIFO (Last in First out) principle, wear your aquamarines on last and take it off first.

Washing is the easiest approach to care for the aquamarine:

  • Take some warm water and add dish soap into it
  • Soak your stone for a while and clean with a soft toothbrush
  • Make sure to get rid of soap completely