|White gold aquamarine ring. The most admired aquamarine colors, sky-blue or dark blue, are obtained by applying a heat treatment to a greenish or yellow-brown beryl.|
Aquamarine is a semiprecious colored stone, member of the beryl family (closely related to the emerald) with a transparent blue or sea-green color, sometimes almost white. The name comes from latin and means "water of the sea". Its hardness is 7.5 on the Moh's scale.
The most admired aquamarine colors, sky-blue or dark blue, are obtained by applying a heat treatment to a greenish or yellow-brown beryl. It is broadly used in jewelry for engagement rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants, vintage and estate aquamarine rings, promise rings, antique aquamarine birthstone rings, crosses... Its light colour allows the designer to use his imagination to bring out the brilliance of the stone with fine grooves, notches, curves and edges. Each aquamarine chrystal becomes unique with magical attraction no woman can resist. Many huge aquamarine crystals have been found. Some large crystal have an immaculate transparency and magnificent colour, a combination which is very unusual in gemstones.
Aquamarine was thought to bring its wearers knowledge, foresight and inspiration. It has also been said to provide courage, curing laziness and quickening the intellect. In history, water in which aquamarine stone had been soaked has been used to cure eye troubles, stoppage of breath and hiccups.
Aquamarine mineral is found all over the world, including Brazil, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, United States and Madagascar. Madagascar is the historical source of aquamarine, but is no longer important. Brazil is probably the most prolific supplier of aquamarine today. The largest known aquamarine rock was found in Brazil in 1920 and weighed 243 pounds!