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AQUAMARINE, the blue variety of beryl

VARIETY INFORMATION:

  • VARIETY OF: Beryl , Be3 Al2 Si6 O18 .
  • USES: Gemstone.
  • BIRTHSTONE FOR: March
  • COLOR: various shades of blue to blue-green.
  • INDEX OF REFRACTION: 1.57 - 1.60
  • BIREFRINGENCE: 0.004 - 0.008
  • HARDNESS: 7.5 - 8
  • CLEAVAGE: one direction, poor.
  • CRYSTAL SYSTEM: hexagonal
  • Pleochroic: weak
  • For natural aquamarine mineral specimens see our For Sale or Sold lists
    For Aquamarine Jewelry, see -->  AQUAMARINE JEWELRY

Aquamarine is the blue, or perhaps more correctly, blue-green or aqua variety of the mineral beryl. Other gemstone color varieties that are also the mineral beryl include emerald, morganite, and heliodor. Other colors of beryl are simply referred to by their color, such as red beryl.

Aquamarine is colored by trace amounts of iron. Most gem aquamarines have been heat treated to produce the popular blue-green colors from less desirable yellow or pale stones. The leading producer of aquamarines is the country of Brazil, which has many mines. Pakistan, as well as many U.S. localities, produce wonderful specimens as well. Recently, a new mine in China has produced large numbers of excellent flat (stubby) hexagonal crystals, for a fraction of the price of those beautiful Pakistan specimens.

Aquamarine is sometimes found in huge crystals (unlike emerald).  It is also known in a glassy form, often without showing crystal form, and sometimes with many holes or other odd shapes.  Other times a large cluster of prismatic crystals can be seen to all have the same alignment - a sign that it is really a single crystal with many faces.

Aquamarine often forms perfect, flawless crystals - also unlike Emerald for which flawless natural crystals are extremely rare.

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March.

Aquamarine Jewelry - Hover over an item for more information
2.45 CT TW Aquamarine and Tanzanite Ring in Sterling Silver, Size 6,7, Size 6,7
Rated by 25,000+ Customers. 2.45 CT TW Aquamarine and Tanzanite Ring in Sterling SilverOnly $123.49 at PalmBeachJewelry
no photo2.45 CT TW Aquamarine and Tanzanite Ring in Sterling Silver, Size 6,7, Size 6,7
$123.49
PalmBeachJewelry
" 14k Yellow Gold Oval Aquamarine Pendant Surrounded By 14 Round Diamonds 6x8"
"A gorgeous and classic 14K Yellow gold Oval Aquamarine˙pendant surrounded by 14 0.02ct round diamonds. The measurements of the center stone is (6x8)."Only $450.00 at Sarraf Jewelry
no photo" 14k Yellow Gold Oval Aquamarine Pendant Surrounded By 14 Round Diamonds 6x8"
$450.00
Sarraf Jewelry
"14k Gold 13mm W by 48mm Synthetic Aquamarine Ring And Earring Set"
"14K Gold matching Ring and Drop Earrings Set. Measurements are 13mm W x 48mm H for the earrings and 10mm W for the ring at its widest point."Only $316.00 at Sarraf Jewelry
no photo"14k Gold 13mm W by 48mm Synthetic Aquamarine Ring And Earring Set"
$316.00
Sarraf Jewelry
Sterling Silver Aquamarine Ring Jewelry
This Ring was handmade by a master artisan and is one of a kind.Only $68.99 at JeGem.com
no photoSterling Silver Aquamarine Ring Jewelry
$68.99
JeGem.com
Ross-Simons 30.00 ct. t.w. Aquamarine Y-Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold. 18"
Wear this color-rich 30.00 ct. t.w. aquamarine y-necklace for an eye-catching look. 14kt yellow gold necklace. Aquamarine birthstones are the perfect gift for March birthdays.Only $123.75 at Ross-Simons
no photoRoss-Simons 30.00 ct. t.w. Aquamarine Y-Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold. 18"
$123.75
Ross-Simons
Ross-Simons 1.70ct Aquamarine, .25ct t.w. Diamond Ring in 14kt White Gold. Size 8
Our shimmering 1.70 carat aquamarine and .25 ct. t.w. diamond ring showcases a romantic central gemstone in a radiant circle of diamonds. 14kt white gold ring. Aquamarine birthstones are the perfect gift for March birthdays.Only $971.25 at Ross-Simons
no photoRoss-Simons 1.70ct Aquamarine, .25ct t.w. Diamond Ring in 14kt White Gold. Size 8
$971.25
Ross-Simons
"14k Yellow Gold 13mm Men's Square Synthetic Aquamarine Center Stone Ring"
"14K Gold Men's Square Synthetic Aquamarine Center Stone ring; measures approximately 13mm wide. MADE IN USA"Only $301.00 at Sarraf Jewelry
no photo"14k Yellow Gold 13mm Men's Square Synthetic Aquamarine Center Stone Ring"
$301.00
Sarraf Jewelry
Maldivian Multi-Stone Cocktail Ring - Alexis Bittar
From the Alexis Bittar Elements Collection. Golden- and-silver-plated cocktail ring with porous finish. Aquamarine glass/mother-of-pearl doublet, white quartz/amazonite doublet, and manmade shell-based simulated pearl. Swarovski crystals set in...Only $295.00 at Neiman Marcus
no photoMaldivian Multi-Stone Cocktail Ring - Alexis Bittar
$295.00
Neiman Marcus
Petite Diamond & Aquamarine Wedding Band Platinum (0.20ct)
Leave her breathless with this petite diamond & aquamarine wedding band in platinum . The bridal ring features 12 beautiful round cut gemstones, alternating blue aquamarines and G-H color, SI1-SI2 clarity diamonds prong set along the band in a...Only $943.00 at Allurez.com
no photoPetite Diamond & Aquamarine Wedding Band Platinum (0.20ct)
$943.00
Allurez.com
Butterfly Diamond & Aquamarine Engagement Ring 14k White Gold (0.20ct)
This stunning diamond and aquamarine butterfly accented engagement ring will have her heart skip a beat. This 14K white gold beauty creates a proposal band with butterfly side accents masterfully set with pave diamonds and natural aquamarine gemstones....Only $860.00 at Allurez.com
no photoButterfly Diamond & Aquamarine Engagement Ring 14k White Gold (0.20ct)
$860.00
Allurez.com
Ross-Simons 2.40ct t.w. Aquamarine, .32ct t.w. Diamond Earrings in 14kt White Gold
Step into an icy oasis with these 2.40 ct. t.w. aquamarine and .32 ct. t.w. diamond earrings. Oval aquamarines shimmer in frames of sparkling diamond rounds. Post/clutch, 14kt white gold earrings. Aquamarine birthstones are the perfect gift for March...Only $896.25 at Ross-Simons
no photoRoss-Simons 2.40ct t.w. Aquamarine, .32ct t.w. Diamond Earrings in 14kt White Gold
$896.25
Ross-Simons
4.91 carat Genuine Aquamarine Diamond Accent Platinum over Sterling Silver Drop Pendant and Chain 18''
Rated by 25,000+ Customers. 4.91 TCW Genuine Aquamarine Diamond Accent Platinum over Sterling Silver Drop Pendant and Chain 18''Only $189.99 at PalmBeachJewelry
no photo4.91 carat Genuine Aquamarine Diamond Accent Platinum over Sterling Silver Drop Pendant and Chain 18''
$189.99
PalmBeachJewelry
"14k Yellow Gold 6mm Wide Children Synthetic Aquamarine Center Stone Ring"
"14K Gold Children CZ Center Stone ring; measures approximately 6mm W."Only $117.00 at Sarraf Jewelry
no photo"14k Yellow Gold 6mm Wide Children Synthetic Aquamarine Center Stone Ring"
$117.00
Sarraf Jewelry
Sterling Silver Aquamarine Bracelet Jewelry
This Bracelet was handmade by a master artisan and is one of a kind.Only $100.49 at JeGem.com
no photoSterling Silver Aquamarine Bracelet Jewelry
$100.49
JeGem.com
Ross-Simons 9.90 ct. t.w. Multi-Stone Dome Ring in Sterling Silver
Charismatic colors stream across a bold sterling silver dome ring. Bar-set oval garnet, amethyst, peridot, blue topaz, citrine, pink tourmaline and aquamarine all come together for a total of 9.90 carats. Sterling silver ring.Only $175.00 at Ross-Simons
no photoRoss-Simons 9.90 ct. t.w. Multi-Stone Dome Ring in Sterling Silver
$175.00
Ross-Simons

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