Aquamarine derived its name from the Latin language that refers to seawater — owing to its beautiful color it comprises of two words ‘aqua’ which means ‘water’ and ‘marina’ that means ‘of the sea’.
HOW AQUAMARINE ASSIST
This March’s birthstone is believed to keep the waves calm and sailors safe during the sea. Aquamarine helps the wearer to focus and quickens of their intellect. It not only protects from negativity and rivals during the fights but also makes the wearer unconquerable from your competitors.
PROPERTIES OF AQUAMARINE
Aquamarine has Mohs Hardness of 7.5 to 8.0 and a specific gravity of about 2.72.
The chemical formula of the aquamarine crystal is Be3Al2Si6O18, and thus its refractive index varies from 1.577 to 1.583.
Aquamarine belongs to the beryl family, which is usually of bright pale blue-green color but sometimes of light green because of its iron content. Aquamarines are heated at 800 degrees Fahrenheit, in order to meet customer’s desire of deep blue color.
Aquamarine comes with a light tone greenish-blue color and pleochroic effect alongside. In other words, this beautiful gemstone every time demonstrates a different color shade depending on the viewer’s direction. It may sound quite dramatic, but the color of Aquamarine will vary according to the angle you look at it. For once, it may look blue, green, or even colorless at times.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS RELATED TO AQUAMARINE.
• Aquamarine is the birthstone of March month.
• This is a precious stone for the 19th wedding anniversary.
• It is also known for enhancing the pleasure of marriages.
• Aquamarine is believed to be a loved gem of ancient lineage.
• Alike emerald, Aquamarine also has a wide range of color diversity.
• Usually, heat treatment is given for adding up a little more bluish appearance.
• Aquamarine is mined from a high altitude of 15,000 feet in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan.
• Identical of other beryl minerals, Aquamarine composes multiple size crystals to fit any fashioned jewels or carvings.
• In the year of 1910, the ever largest Aquamarine was discovered in Brazil, which was of 243 pounds approximately. Furthermore, that stone was slash into smaller pieces that yielded in more than two lakh carats.
• They are generally bulky in size and known for their limpid transparency that combines the high class of clarity. That is why these Aquamarine crystals are precious to gemstone collectors.
• The light color Aquamarine, with any of the precious metals, compliments all skin colors types. Most of the aquamarine stones are almost inclusion free, and their shine is vitreous.
CARING OF AQUAMARINE
Below are some precaution tips on how to care for your aquamarine jewelry:-
• The most elegant approach to clean your aquamarine jewelry is by using warm soapy water and mild liquid soap with a soft toothbrush.
• Every time after washing, make sure to rinse it off well with plain water.
• Never use hot water instead of warm water, as it may result in thermal shock.
• Try to avoid an ultrasonic tank or enzyme cleaners and detergent as they can cause allergic reactions.
• Keep your aquamarine jewelry away from the sudden change in temperature and contact with cosmetics, perfume, hairspray or any other chemicals.