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Aquamarine

/ˌækwəməˈriːn/

Aquamarine

/ˌækwəməˈriːn/

Aquamarine's calmness is thought to bring spirits of good luck to sailors for a safe voyage.

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Birthstone

March

Origin

Aquamarine is mined in Brazil, Nigeria, Madagascar, China, Zambia, Pakistan and Mozambique.

History

Aquamarine 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 a feeling of love to all who wear this gemstone. Lore has also told of aquamarine bringing forth sympathy, trust, harmony, and friendship.

Fashion

Aquamarine is another gemstone that can be worn daily. The cooling color of aquamarine is perfect for summer or winter styles. The blue hues come out 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 LeVian.

Formation

Aquamarine grows in six sided crystals. The stone ranges in color from green to a deep blue-green.

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 being cautious of inclusions or fractures. Gemstone Cleaning and Care Guide >

Treatments

Aquamarine can be heat treated to enhance the blue color removing green elements.

MOH'S Hardness

7.5 - 8.0

Scratch resistance through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material.

Specific Gravity

2.72

The relation between the density of any substance and the density of water.

Refractive Index

1.577 - 1.583

The ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium.

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