In Latin, aquamarine means water of the sea, which arose because of its seawater color.

Specific Gravity:  2.80
Hardness:  7.50 - 8.10

It comes in light blue to dark blue, and bluish-green colors.  The dark blue shade is most desired.

Aquamarine can be found in deposits all over the world including the Urals of Russia, Australia, Burma, China, India, Zambia, as well as many others.  However, the most important deposits are found in Brazil.

Aqumarine is not a stone in the zodiac, nor an anniversary stone according to (Matlins & Bonanno, 1998).

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