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Shop Gemstones » Beryl » Aquamarine


Aqua is the blue to blue-green member of the beryl family. Aqua is March’s birthstone.
Color- Aquamarine comes in blue, very slightly greenish blue, greenish blue, very strongly greenish blue, green-blue. Most aquamarine is heated to remove the green component.
Clarity- Aquamarine is TYPE I stone that is usually eye clean and very high clarity under magnification.
Cut- Well cut Aquamarine stones are usually available; some native cuts seen.
Carat Weight- Large stones readily available. Prices may decrease above 25 carats.
Reference Data-
RI 1.577-1.583 SG 2.72
H = 7.50-8.00 Bir. 0.005-0.009
Fluorescence: LW and SW Inert.
Spectrum: An indistinct line in the green and blue at 5370 and 4560 respectively and a strong line in the violet at 4270 A.U., depending on the depth of color of the stone.

Treatment- Heated

The above information comes from The GemGuide