Aquamarine

Birthstone: March
Family: Beryl (has the same chemical composition as emerald)
Colour: Light blue to dark blue or blue green
Hardness: 7.5 – 8 (as per Mohs hardness scale)
Sources: Mainly Brazil, also Australia (Queensland), Burma, China, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Zambia and United States
Interesting Facts: Aquamarine is named after its sea water colour and means ‘water of the sea in Latin. Found in 1910 in Brazil, the largest gemstone quality aquamarine weighed 110.5 kg and measured 48.5 cm long and 42cm diameter.

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