About Gemstone : Aquamarine

Aquamarine, latin for "Aqua Marina - Water of the Sea"

While the name is almost like a spell from RPG game, It is another beautiful beautiful Gem ( Yep, i wrote beautiful twice on purpose, not because i'm drinking something ), because it is beautiful, and hard to get man..

Aquamarine's mineral class is Beryl, just like Emerald, Morganite, and the list go on...

Hardness is around 7.5 - 8 in mohs scale.

in comparation, those "anti scratch sapphire" is 9 in mohs scale.

Usually the color is blue ( it's named Water of the Sea, so yeah.. ), but the color is actually Blueish green, blue-green, greenish blue, and well.. blue.

One of the most popular aquamarine called maxixe, which is deep blue color Aquamarine that commonly found in Madacascar.

By the way, the color of aquamarine can faded if exposed to long to direct sunlight. But if you wear if just for jewelry even on daily basis, the color won't be faded, so you don't have to worry.

Aquamarine's tenacity is rated as brittle - which means that the gem can be easily chipped upon impact, so just make sure you don't punch anything when you wear your aquamarine ring.

The Chemical formula is Be3Al2Si6O18 + Fe

If you interested how to spell it ( or want to sound smart ), it's beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate + Fe ion.

Be careful though, many naughty seller sell light blue topaz or blue zircon as Aquamarine.

Although Light Blue Topaz or blue Zircon is also pretty and can be pretty expensive, generally, it's cheaper than Aquamarine.

 By the way, Aquamarine is the birthstone for people born in March.

The ancient Romans believed that aquamarine would protect against any dangers while travelling at sea, and that it provided energy and cured laziness ( Hmm.. )