6 Facts You Should Know About Aquamarines

  • Aquamarine is a variety of the mineral beryl that can be blue or greenish-blue. The beryl family also includes emerald and morganite.

  • Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March.

  • Aquamarines rate 7.5 to 8.0 on the mohs hardness scale, making them suitable to be worn in jewellery. 

  • Aquamarine crystals can be tiny or very large. Some are even up to 100 pounds!

  • Aquamarine's name comes from “aqua” which means water, and “marine” which means sea.

  • The best aquamarines have high clarity and vivid blue colour.

June 24, 2014 by Perrine Comeille
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