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.

Gemstone Properties

Chemical ClassificationInorganic - Silicate (Beryl)
ColorPale blue to greenish-blue.
TransparencyTransparent to translucent.
OccurrenceBrazil, Nigeria, Madagascar.
FormationForms in granite pegmatites and, less commonly, in mica schists.
CleavagePerfect in one direction
Mohs Hardness7.5 to 8
Specific GravityAbout 2.68 to 2.74.
Diagnostic PropertiesBlue to greenish-blue, a variety of beryl.
Chemical CompositionBe3Al2(SiO3)6
PleochroismMay exhibit, showing different shades of blue.
Crystal SystemHexagonal (variety of Beryl)
Optical PropertiesBiaxial (-)
Refractive Index1.577 - 1.583
2V angleNot applicable (isometric)