Aquamarine Gemstone

  1. The name Aquamarine means Sea Water, Aquamarine Stone comes in soft Blue - Green Colors.
  2. Aquamarine Gemstone is liked for its range of colors similar to Sea Water. Aquamarine is Birthstone for March month.
  3. Aquamarine Benefits: Aquamarine comes in shades of Blue & Green. It ranges from opaque to completely transparent varieties.
  4. Aquamarine has a cleansing and calming aura. This is a very relaxing water element stone.

Aquamarine Stone Facts Price, Properties & Benefits

Aquamarine Stone Facts

Aquamarine Stone is a Blue or Cyan variety of Beryl mineral species. Beryl also includes Emerald (Green) & Morganite (Pink). Aquamarine is also called ‘Berooj’ or ‘Beruj’ in Urdu. Aquamarine comes from Latin word ‘Aqua Marinus’, which means ‘Water of the Sea’. The Name refers to its range of ocean-like colors.

Aquamarine Stone Origin and Sources

Aquamarine is generally mined in Brazil, Madagascar and some parts of America. It is the birthstone for the month of March. People born under the signs of Scorpio can wear it. Blue Aquamarine is also worn as a substitute for Blue Sapphire.

Aquamarine Gemstone Properties

  1. Hardness: 7.5 – 8 on Moh’s scale
  2. Specific Gravity (SG): 2.75
  3. Refractive Index (RI): 1.57 – 1.60
  4. Transparency: Transparent to Semi Transparent
  5. Luster: Vitreous
  6. Pleochroism: Weak to Distinct
  7. Fluorescence: None
  8. Microscopic view: Rain like Inclusions, Fluid inclusions

Aquamarine Gemstone Quality

Gem quality Aquamarine shows excellent transparency & Luster. High density of inclusions decreases transparency and hence priced low.