Aquamarine is a very popular and well-known gemstone.
Its name derives from the Latin for Aqua – water, and Mare – sea.
Typically it has an even saturated colour, ranging from shimmering tropical sea green to lucid sky blue. With this in mind it is hardly surprising that legends tell of this stone originating from the treasure chests of mermaids!
The most valuable colour found in an aquamarine is a strong intense blue. This colour is caused by trace amounts of Iron.
Aquamarine as well as being beautiful also has a solid 7.5 on the mohs scale of hardness, making it a practical and resilient stone with the added attraction of looking ethereal.