What is Aquamarine?
Aquamarine is a blue or cyan variety of beryl. It’s primarily found in Brazil, Nigeria, and Madagascar. Aquamarine is often used as a gemstone and is a popular choice for jewelry due to its beautiful blue color and spiritual significance.
Aquamarine is a blue gemstone that belongs to the beryl family. Its calming color and lustrous appearance make it a popular choice for jewelry and decorative items. The stone is often used in rings, necklaces, and pendants.
|Chemical Classification||Inorganic - Silicate (Beryl)|
|Color||Pale blue to greenish-blue.|
|Transparency||Transparent to translucent.|
|Occurrence||Brazil, Nigeria, Madagascar.|
|Formation||Forms in granite pegmatites and, less commonly, in mica schists.|
|Cleavage||Perfect in one direction|
|Mohs Hardness||7.5 to 8|
|Specific Gravity||About 2.68 to 2.74.|
|Diagnostic Properties||Blue to greenish-blue, a variety of beryl.|
|Pleochroism||May exhibit, showing different shades of blue.|
|Crystal System||Hexagonal (variety of Beryl)|
|Optical Properties||Biaxial (-)|
|Refractive Index||1.577 - 1.583|
|2V angle||Not applicable (isometric)|