Aquamarine Rings " A Delicate Sea Blue Voyage Ring

By: Fred Gagnon

Aquamarine rings are delicate sea blue color rings which are perfect 19th anniversary gifts. Loved one who is celebrating their birthdays in March can be given these rings as surprise gifts for them. Aquamarine is believed to bring good luck to sailors, voyage and marriage. With its symbolism and rich history, aquamarine rings make excellent alternative engagement rings. Not only that they are fashion rings but they are also very affordable.
A member of beryl family of minerals, aquamarine was derived from the Latin word aqua, which means water, and marina, meaning sea. It was named aquamarine, which means water of the sea or sea water, because its colors range from shades of green-blue to blue just like the colors of the sea. The color of the gemstone is caused by the presence of iron impurities in the chemical composition. The darker the aquamarine, the higher its value.
Aquamarine is transparent to translucent. It has a specific gravity that ranges from 2.68 to 2.74. It has a Moths hardness of 7.4 to 8, which makes it one robust gemstone. The toughness of aquamarine protects it generally from getting scratched. Its refractive indices range around 1.57 to 1.58.
Aquamarines are mined in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan and Mozambique. Russia, China, India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Colombia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya also produce aquamarine. In the United States, aquamarines can be found in central Colorado, at the summit of Mount Antero in the Sawatch Range and in the Big Horn mountains near Powder River Pass in Wyoming. Most aquamarine comes from the pegmatites of Minas Gerais Brazil.
Aquamarine is closely related to emerald because both belong to the mineral beryl family. It is usually free of inclusions, which is similar to that of a diamond. And because of this, aquamarine can be easily confused with diamond.
According to Ancient legends, aquamarine was found in a mermaid's treasure chest and was blessed by the god of the sea with the power to keep sailors safe at sea. Sailors and travelers carried it for its supposed ability to ensure a safe passage and guarantee a safe return. In the Middle Ages, people thought that it could magically overcome the effects of poison. Aquamarine was also believed to guarantee a happy marriage and to make its owner happy and rich.
Aquamarines are used as protection against the wiles of the devil and strengthen the aura as well. Furthermore, the people think that it could bring wealth and harmony. The gemstone was also believed to bring youthfulness, strength, courage and hope.
Some people believed that this stone can rekindle love to a boring marriage. Aquamarine is also said to promote trust, peace, sympathy and kindness. It is also said to heal sickness, eyesight, hiccups, and even breathing problems.
Aquamarine can be heat-treated to the desired deep blue color. Its new color can be kept without any special care required once treated. The aquamarine has become a favorite by many jewelry designers. This gemstone can be cut easily. Thus, enabling jewelers to achieve a unique and imaginative cuts and shapes. Aquamarine rings still look stunning whether it be new cut or modern cut.
Aquamarine can be set with diamonds and other light stones It is a stunning choice in settings with black pearls, onyx or other dark gemstones. Large aquamarine pendants and earrings are favored because its color flatters the skin. Aquamarine jewelry has become a favorite for fashion enthusiast and designers because of its clarity, delicate color and hardness.
Avail of the fashionable, striking, unique and affordable aquamarine rings at Exciting prices, great offerings and discounts are also available on Ebay and Amazon. Aquamarine rings are almost as popular in fashion jewelry as the more expensive gemstones such as ruby, sapphire and emerald.

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Author Fred Gagnon specializes in providing tips and information on jewelries. He owns a wide collection of stunning, glamorous and chic jewelries. To learn more about jewelries, accessories, precious metals and gemstones, visit Garnet Rings and Blue Topaz Rings.

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