Address:
3011 S. 25th Street
Fargo, ND 58103

Phone:
1 701 237 9211

Aquamarine


Imagine a dip in a crystal blue mountain lake - the morning air crisp and expectant...

Imagine a dip in a crystal blue mountain lake - the morning air crisp and expectant, the sky soaring high and cloudless overhead. This is the unique refreshment of Aquamarine. The name means “ocean water,” and tales of Aquamarine date back to ancient seafaring days. Sailors of old believed that these glittering, watery gems came from the treasure chests of mermaids. Perhaps it’s no wonder that Aquamarine is said to bring luck to all who sail the seas. Aquamarine also promises love, health and youthful energy to those who wear it. Modern-day etiquette suggests Aquamarine as the gem of choice to celebrate March birthdays and the 16th and 19th anniversaries. As most Americans choose blue as a favorite color, Aquamarine’s powdery hue is a perfect gem for blue lovers. While Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl family, a cousin to Emerald and Morganite, its color is more pure and its attributes less brittle than Emerald, making it a desirable gem for special occasion wear. Consistent supply of Aquamarine is available in sizes ranging up to and between 7mm to 10mm with some shapes and sizes being more limited in availability. We offer a brilliant selection of one-of-a-kind Aquamarine as part of the Black Box Gemstone® collection. Mined in South America, we cut our Aquamarine specifically to meet your exacting standards. Other sources for this brilliant Beryl include Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Russia, Africa and China. Whatever the reason for purchase, Aquamarine is a fabulous fashion choice.

Care

Aquamarine is rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals, and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.

Properties & Reactions

Enhancement Code

H

Hardness

7.5-8

Color

Blue

Species

Beryl

RI

1.577-1.583

Specific Gravity

2.72

Optic Character

DR

Phenomena

Chatoyancy (rare)

Ultrasonic

Usually safe

Steamer

Usually safe

Heat

Usually safe - generally not heat sensitive

Chemicals

Hydrofluoric acid

 


 

 

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