Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Aquamarine - a Definition

Definition of Aquamarine - the March birth stone:
The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words "aqua marina" which means "sea water" . in reference to the color of the crystals.

The Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl (beryllium aluminum silicate) family, used as a gemstone in jewelry.

Its crystal structure is hexagonal.

Its colour ranges from transparent light bleu to a sea blue green and can also be more opaque, when included.

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