Hardness: Aquamarine, a variety of the mineral beryl, typically ranks at 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. This places aquamarine among the relatively hard gemstones, making it well-suited for use in jewelry such as rings, earrings, and necklaces. While it is not as hard as sapphire or diamond, aquamarine is still quite durable and can withstand the rigors of everyday wear with proper care.
The Mohs scale is a measurement system used to assess and compare the hardness of minerals. Developed by Friedrich Mohs in 1812, it assigns a ranking from 1 to 10 to minerals based on their ability to scratch or be scratched by other minerals. This scale provides a simple and practical way to understand the relative hardness of different minerals, with 1 being the softest (e.g., talc) and 10 the hardest (e.g., diamond).
Color Range & Varieties: Aquamarine, a gemstone known for its enchanting blue-green hues, can exhibit a range of colors within this spectrum. The primary colors of aquamarine are various shades of blue and green,
Origin: Aquamarine is found in various places worldwide, with notable sources including Brazil, Madagascar, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mozambique, Russia, and Afghanistan.
Stability: Aquamarine is not particularly sensitive to heat or light exposure, so it won't undergo significant color changes or degradation under normal conditions.
Treatments: Aquamarines can be treated to enhance their appearance. Common treatments include heat treatment to improve color and irradiation to intensify hues. Surface coatings and fillings may also be used to enhance clarity.
We disclose all treatments on our stones.
Spiritual Properties: Aquamarine is valued in spirituality for its calming and clarity-enhancing qualities, believed to reduce stress, aid communication, and boost confidence. It's associated with the throat chakra, offering protection against negative energies and supporting emotional healing.
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