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Aquamarine


  • Color: blue to greenish blue 
  • Hardness: 7.5
  • Refractive index: 1.57 - 1.59
  • Density: 2.67 - 2.75
  • Chemical composition: Be3Al2(SiO3)6
  • Crystal structure: hexagonal
  • Origins: Brazil, Nigeria, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, China.

Aquamarine is a light blue or light greenish-blue variety of beryl, with darker stones being more expensive. Heat enhancement is often applied to enhance the blue color of aquamarines, but only clean pieces can be heated.

 

Aquamarine 32.90 cts. Aquamarine 4.72 cts.
Aquamarine 32.90 cts.
Published under permission: Miguel Angel Lopez
Aquamarine 4.72 cts.
Published under permission: Miguel Angel Lopez

 


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