of This Gemstone:
Gemstone species: Aquamarine
Treatments: None known
Color: Light Blue
Clarity: Eye Clean
Carat weight: 1.05 cts (approx. actual weights may vary for each stone.
Measurements: 9x6 mm
What makes this gemstone unique?
Aquamarine is a European precious gem that is highly desired by all gem
collectors. It comes from the family called Beryl, the most famous member of
which is emerald. Aquamarine comes in various shades of color including
green and blue.
Aquamarine is the modern day birthstone for those born in March;
but those born in October also recognizes it as their birthstone.
The most desirable aquamarine comes from Brazil. It is getting
increasingly difficult to find
good quality aquamarine; good quality stones can fetch hundreds of
dollars per carat.
Common Terms Used and Meanings
Eye Clean – Gems that
are clean to the naked eye.
Loop Clean - No imperfections are visible at 10x magnifications
(a jeweler's loop)
VSI (very slight inclusions) - While these gems have some small
inclusions, they will not diminish the brilliance and beauty of the
gem when set
SI (slight inclusions) - These gems have some inclusions visible
to the naked eye but not to the extent of affecting the brilliance
of the gem.
Included - These gems have some larger and/or many minor
inclusions that somewhat diminish the brilliance of the gem.
Transparent - Transparent gems allow light to pass through them
without diffusing (scattering) the light.
Translucent - Translucent gems allow light to pass through them,
but the light is somewhat diffused (scattered).
Opaque: No light passes through the gemstone.
Aquamarine is derived from the Latin word, aqua
marina, meaning sea water. Aquamarine is believed
to make sailors fearless and protect them from adversaries at sea. In the Middle
Ages, it was
believed that the wearer would be granted foresight, insight and freedom from
Aquamarine is the anniversary gemstone for the 16th
and the 19th year of marriage.
Traditional Metaphysical Properties for Aquamarine:
Courage, purification, peace, intuition,
self-expression, balance, preparedness. Aquamarine is also said to help ease depression and
Detailed Info on the healing Properties of
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