|Specifications of This Gemstone:
Gemstone species: Aquamarine
Treatments: None known
Color: Blue (Great Color)
Cut: Faceted Briolet, Drilled Through.
Clarity: Eye Clean
Measurements: 8x5 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 insomnia.
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 grief.
Detailed Info on the healing Properties of aquamarine can be found here.
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- Measurements provided are approximate.
- The photos are enlarged to show the detail. You will not see the details with naked eye. Often, the actual stone will look better than what you see on the picture because of the difficulty in reproducing the color exactly. Sometimes stock picture may be used when there are more than one stone that look similar. In this case, the picture will be similar to the gems; but there may be individual variations.
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