Genuine faceted Grade A Natural Aquamarine gemstone will display a bright blue color of a light-medium tone (as picture shows). These loose aquamarine oval gems have been faceted to a very high professional lapidary standard and have a very good make, polish and symmetry. It has a clarity rating of Eye Clean Plus (VS), meaning that it can have very minute inclusions that can only be seen with the aid of a microscope.
Why Aquamarine though?
• Among the most prominent gemstones in the world
• a durable gemstone
• March Birthstone
• Associated with courage, loyalty, and friendship
|Gemstone Stone Type:||Natural Aquamarine|
|Gemstone Weight:||2.62 Carats|
|Gemstone Dimension:||10.8mm x 8.5mm|
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THE SEA BLUE GEM
The stunning sea-blue coloured gemstone Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin word aqua Marinus, which means "seawater." It belongs to the beryl mineral family. The presence of iron during the stone's formation gives it a distinct colour. Aquamarine comes in a variety of colours, from pale blue to blue-green or teal. The most valuable and coveted are those with a dark and deeply saturated blue tone.
This gemstone's colour ranges from green-blue to pastel blue to greenish-blue, just like seawater. Darker, more intense blues are more expensive than paler, softer blues, which are more readily available. Most dark-coloured aquamarines on the market have been heat-treated to give them a richer, more intense colour. Due to their scarcity, untreated sea-blue aquamarines are in high demand. Imperial topaz is by far the most expensive variety of topaz found in nature. It is scarce and has a bright orange colour with pink undertones. A genuine Imperial topaz is never treated, irradiated, or coloured artificially.
Aquamarines have a glass-like lustre and are incredibly hard and durable. On the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, Natural Aquamarine is rated 7.5 to 8, making it suitable and perfect for everyday wear. Aquamarine is a stunning centre stone for any piece of jewellery, be it a ring, necklace, pendant earrings or heirloom brooch. However, this gemstone is not impervious to damage and can crack when subjected to a strong impact.The perfect separation of this stone can be difficult to achieve during the cutting process. However, most cutters place the stone's table 5-10% off the cleavage plane. As a result, the stone is much more stable, making it ideal for a wide range of jewellery, including rings, necklaces, and earrings.
The best Aquamarines are clear, transparent, and eye-clean, which means no visible inclusions to the naked eye. Liquid inclusions may be present in some stones, while others have long, hollow, rod-like inclusions typical in beryl gems.
Brazil is the world's leading producer of Aquamarine, with mines located throughout the country. Australia, Myanmar (Burma), China, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and the United States, mine this clear blue crystal. The largest known Aquamarine, weighing around 244 pounds, was discovered in Brazil in 1910.
• Mineral: Beryl
• Colour: transparent, greenish blue to blue
• Refractive Index: 1.577 to 1.583
• Specific gravity: 2.72
• Moh hardness: 7.5-8
BIRTHSTONE & ANNIVERSARIES:
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March borns.
Aquamarine is also the gemstone for the 19th wedding anniversaries.
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