ANTIQUE 14K GOLD VICTORIAN EDWARDIAN AQUAMARINE RING GENUINE GEMSTONE ice blue. About Aquamarine - History and Introduction. Aquamarine is a blue to green-blue gem-quality variety of beryl. The beryl group of gemstones is most famous for chromium-rich green emerald, one of the'precious four' gems (diamond, sapphire and ruby are the remaining three). Aquamarine is an official birthstone for those born in March.
Aquamarine is exceptionally hard and has an outstanding vitreous glass-like luster. It is most famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colors which can range from pale light blue to medium-dark blue. The name'aquamarine' was derived from an old Latin expression which meant'seawater'.
Aquamarine and emerald belong to the same family, but they are surprisingly different. Aquamarine and emerald are both beryllium aluminum silicates, but emerald is colored by trace amounts of chromium (and sometimes vanadium), while aquamarine obtains its color from iron impurities within colorless beryl (goshenite). Aquamarine and emerald have essentially the same specific gravity and refractive index, but emerald tends to be hazy and full of inclusions, while aquamarine is known to occur with excellent transparency and clarity.Aquamarines name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. Marchs birthstone was also thought to enhance the happiness of marriages. The best gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly greenish blue hues. Like many beryls, aquamarine forms large crystals suitable for sizable fashioned gems and carvings. The name aquamarine is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning of the sea. It has been said that the mineral beryl gives the wearer protection against foes in battle or litigation. It makes the wearer unconquerable and amiable, and also quickens the intellect. Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. The item "ANTIQUE 14K GOLD VICTORIAN EDWARDIAN AQUAMARINE RING GENUINE GEMSTONE ice blue" is in sale since Thursday, November 09, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Rings". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.