1-Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and the gem of the 19th wedding anniversary.
2-The name “aquamarine” is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “water,” and marina, meaning “of the sea.”
3-Aquamarine is a color variety of the Beryl gemstone family which usually is a light pastel greenish blue.
4-Aquamarine crystals are known to be large in size and relatively clean and well-formed, making them particularly valuable to collectors of mineral specimens.
5-Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea.
6-Aquamarine crystals are mined in the following countries, Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Vietnam & Zambia.
7-Iron is the mineral that gives Aquamarine its blue color.
8-Aquamarine is most often faceted to be “eye-clean”-meaning the gem does not have any inclusions.
9-When cut as a cabochon, Aquamarine can display a banded cat’s eye effect.
10- It has been said that the mineral beryl gives the wearer protection against foes in battle or litigation. It makes the wearer unconquerable and amiable, and also quickens the intellect.
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