How did Aquamarine get its name?

The name ‘aquamarine’ was derived from an old Latin expression, which meant ‘seawater’.

What is the colour of Aquamarine?

Aquamarine can be light-blue, dark-blue, blue-green and green-blue. The more saturated the colour, the higher the value, although almost all aquamarine we see is typically a lighter blue tone.

Where is Aquamarine Sourced?

Aquamarine is mined in many countries across the world – Brazil, Zambia, Nigeria, Madagascar, Pakistan and Mozambique.

Not quite Aquamarine, but still cute right?

What is the hardness of Aquamarine?

Aquamarine registers between a 7 – 8 on Mohs scale. (Unit of measurement used to test the hardness of gemstones.) Whereas, a diamond measures 10 on the scale, so aquamarine is a relatively hard gemstone and will withstand daily wear.

What are the different types of cut of Aquamarine?

The aquamarine lends it’s self to being cut in a number of ways, faceted and cabochon both show off the stones blue hues nicely. Although, the most favoured cut for aquamarine is an emerald step-cut.

What is the most famous Aquamarine ever found?

The largest find of gemstone quality aquamarine dates back to 1910 when the “Minas Gerais” mine in Marambaya, Brazil, unearthed a stone of 243 lb (110.5 kg), 18 inches (48.5 cm) long and 15.5 inches in diameter, that was cut into many gemstones with a total weight of more than 100,000 carats.

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