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Aquamarine Gemstone Description:
Aquamarine is a semi-precious gemstone of Beryl mineral family, its light blue color and high transparency makes it more valuable and desirable. The name Aquamarine derived from (Latin: aqua marina, “water of the sea”) because of its seawater color. Aquamarine is an excellent jewelry stone due to its durability, appeal, and availability, plus it is reasonably priced. It is a popular stone for any jewelry like rings, earrings, necklaces, and other jewelry forms.
Well-known aquamarine deposits are located in Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, and the USA.
|Zodiac||Aries, Gemini, Scorpio, Aquarius, Pisces|
|Hardness||7.5 – 8|
Color is arguably one of the more important determinants of Aquamarine value. The more luxurious and deeper the color of the Aquamarine, the higher its value. A piece that is radiant sky blue will be more than twice the rate of a piece that has a duller hue, even if they both have a similar quality of clarity, cut, and carat weight.
Most faceted aquamarines are eye-clean. Unlink Emerald; Aquamarines are often highly clear, transparent, that can be easily cut to enhance its natural sparkle. A cracked-looking, milky, or spotted piece of Aquamarine is of much less value and should be assessed accordingly. High-quality pieces of Aquamarine are completely clear and cut in a fashion that reflects maximum light. Some crystals might contain liquid inclusions, but clarity characteristics are few or absent in most finished gems. Stones with eye-visible inclusions are usually fashioned into beads, cabochons, or carvings.
The step or emerald cut is the most fashionable style for pieces of Aquamarine, especially when placed in ring settings. Despite the style, the cut of an Aquamarine stone should take advantage of this gem’s inherent clarity and make it sparkle. Aquamarine is a highly reflective gemstone, but a poor cut can dull the luster of a gem with outstanding clarity. In order to secure most of its reflective nature, the angles should be sharp and straight. The facets of the gemstone should be proportional and appealing to the eye.
Aquamarine is comparatively inexpensive and often found in large pieces. Because of this, it’s easy for jewelers to do with, and you will easily find a good quality, well-cut piece of Aquamarine for a reasonable price. When it comes to assessment, the size of an Aquamarine is not as important as its color and clarity. A large piece that has inclusions and a pale color is worth far less than a masterpiece half its size that is clear and rich in blue coloring.
Healing Properties of Aquamarine:
Courage, Calming, Good health, Inspiration, Inner Strength, Peace, Serenity, Soothing, Safe travel on water, Self-confidence, Stability in married life
- Aquamarine is also known as the stone of courage; its calming attribute reduces stress and quiets the soul bringing inner peace.
- It eases fears and increases sensitivity because of its affinity with sensitive people
- Aquamarine is useful for closure at many levels because it clarifies perception and clears confusion
- It is highly protective during pregnancy; it reduces the possibility of miscarriage and helps to guard both mother and baby.
- Aquamarine is helpful to sore throats and thyroid problems.
- Astrologists recommend aquamarine for promoting leadership qualities, self-confidence, good health, and stability in married life.