Aquamarine gemstones are cherished by many as a symbol of the ocean's power, beauty, and enchantment.Shop Related Jewelry Speak With A Specialist
Aquamarine is mined in Brazil, Nigeria, Madagascar, China, Zambia, Pakistan and Mozambique.
Aquamarine'a name originated from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning sea. Legend tells of King Neptune's gifts of aquamarine to the mermaids giving this gemstone a feeling of love and protection to all who wear it. Lore has also told of aquamarine bringing forth sympathy, trust, harmony, and friendship.
Aquamarine can be worn daily. Its 7.5-8.0 Mohs hardness scale rating can give you the confidence you need to be comfortable wearing the gemstone as often as you'd like. Some brides even choose aquamarine wedding bands, or aquamarine engagement rings to be an alternative for the traditional diamond ring! The cool blue color of aquamarine is perfect for summer or winter styles, and the blue hues will be drawn out beautifully whether by the ocean on a beach or in the snow building a snowman! Find our aquamarine styles in some of our designer lines, such as Madison L, and paired with diamonds, pearls, and precious metals.
Aquamarine grows in six sided crystals. Aquamarine gemstones are a beryl gem that ranges in color from green to a deep blue-green. Beryl gemstones are formed in mineral-rich granite pegmatite rocks and hydrothermal carbonate caveties.
Cleaning & Care
Aquamarine can easily be cleaned at home warm soapy water and a soft brush. An ultrasonic or steam cleaner may also be used by a professional, being cautious of inclusions or fractures.
Aquamarine can be heat treated to enhance the blue color removing green elements.
7.5 - 8.0
Scratch resistance through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material.
The relation between the density of any substance and the density of water.
1.577 - 1.583
The ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium.