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AQUAMARINE

Overview:Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl family of stones as Emerald. Meaning - "sea water" it's not hard to figure out that it derives this name due to it's color being similar to that of the ocean. The color ranges from very light to medium light blue, frequently with a light touch of green. The most desired color is the deeper shade of blue. Aquamarine is often heated to enhance the coloration; this treatment is stable and permanent.

Usage: Aquamarine is very durable and well suited for jewelry. Aquamarine is said to have a soothing influence on married couples. Its power to help husbands and wives work out their differences and ensure a long and happy marriage makes

it a good anniversary gift. Aquamarine also protects against the wiles of the devil. A dream of aquamarine means that you will meet new friends.

Physical Properties:

Aquamarine

Aquamarine Birthstone

Color
Greenish Blue– Blue
Refractive Index
1.57 – 1.59
Chemistry
Beryllium Alu Silicate
Hardness
7.5
Density
2.62-2.71
Crystal Group
Hexagonal

lucky charm by: Scorpios

Aquamarine for :Pisceans

Legend:

Aquamarine has become symbolic of safety at sea, and according to legend is a treasure of the mermaids.The first documented use of aquamarine is by the Greeks between 480 and 300 B.C. Amulets of aquamarine were thought to render sailors fearless and protect them from adversaries as sea, especially if the stone was engraved with Poseidon on a chariot.

Occurance:
We obtain the majority of our Aquamarine from Brazil and Africa. The majority of our African Aquamarine comes from the famous Santa Maria area, renowned for the rich hue of the material obtained there.Aquamarine deposits are found on all continents. The most important ones are in Brazil (Minas Gerais, Bahia, Esperito Santo). Numerous finds have been made in the inner highlands of the Malagasy Republic. Australia (New South Wales), Burma, Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania and the U.S. (Colorado, Connecticut, California, Maine, North Carolina.) also produce Aquamarine.