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Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) – Aquamarine for March

by JewelStruck on Mar.16, 2010, under GEMS

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Aquamarine has been chosen as Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) for March. So we would be discussing about it in detail this complete month. Its the birthstone for March and also with the summers approaching, knowing about this cool blue stone would definitely help you  :-). So lets get started with some quick facts on Aquamarine for the first part of this series.

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Aquamarine Seahorse Teardrop Gold Earrings by ShadowMoonDesigns

  • Aquamarine is blue or to be more correct turqoise variety of beryl (beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate)
  • It is named after a latin phrase – “Water of the sea”
  • It’s hardness ranges from 7.5-8 on Mohs scale and refractive indes from 1.57-1.58
  • Madagascar was first source for Aquamarine, though Brazil produces most of it today.
  • It’s the official state gem of Colorado, USA
  • It is often heat treated to make it pure blue and remove the green tint.
  • And as stated above too, its the birthstone for March.

Here were few quick facts on aquamarine, more will be coming sooner. If you have anything to share on Aquamarine, please do email us on info@jewelstruck.com.

Image credit :- ShadowMoonDesigns

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