Aquamarine Japanese name: Indigo ball, March birthstone
Main production areas: Madagascar, Namibi, India, Brazil, Mozambique, Nigeria
Mohs hardness: 7.5 Classified as a precious stone
Aquamarine gem Words: full of happiness, calmness, wisdom, courage, wealth
Aquamarine, which means "water of the sea" in Latin, is said to have turned the treasure of a sea nymph into stone. It is a member of the beryl family, the same as emerald and morganite, and has a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs scale. It is common to heat-treat the rough stone to stabilize the color development. It is counted as one of the precious stones. While most stones are pale blue, the bright blue aquamarine with a deep color is called Santa Maria Africana and is highly valued for its rarity.
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If exposed to UV rays for a long time, the color will fade, so please keep it away from direct sunlight.