Aquamarine A Grade

Phoenix Rock Trading Store

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Aquamarine A Grade 9g, 19x15x16 mm;

Aquamarine means sea water in Latin. According to ancient legend, it calmed waves and helped sailors stay safe at sea. In aquamarine, there are few or no inclusions, but salt water can be present. Aquamarine forms large crystals, making it a good material for gems and carvings. High-quality gems are clear and transparent with bluish-green hues. It can range from a very light blue all the way up to a very saturated Ocean blue, the best of which is known as Santa Maria Blue. A very nice dark blue Aquamarine was found in Madagascar which has been named Double Blue.

Aquamarine is found in India, China, Pakistan, the United States, Mozambique, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, India, Zimbabwe, Australia, Myanmar, and Namibia. Several aquamarine deposits are located in Minas Gerais. Only the toughest people venture up Mount Antero in the Rocky Mountains, which is known for its gem quality aquamarine deposits and tempestuous winds, ice storms, and cold temperatures.