Aquamarine Glass Gemstones
Glass Stones – Glass Gemstones – Glass gems
Aquamarine, named for the Latin phrase “water of the sea”, is the blue to blue-green variety Beryl. Beryl also contains other gem varieties, including Emerald, and some lesser known varieties such as Morganite and Heliodor. Aquamarine ranges in color from a faint light blue to blue and bluish-green, with lighter colored stones being the more common type. Light green Beryl can be transformed into Aquamarine if heated to 750º F (400º C).
Aquamarine Gemological Properties:
- Chemical Formula: Al2Be3Si6O18, Aluminum beryllium silicate
- Crystal Structure: Hexagonal, hexagonal prisms
- Color: Light-blue to dark-blue, blue-green
- Hardness: 5 – 8 on the Mohs scale
- Refractive Index: 64 – 1.596
- Density: 68 – 2.74
- Cleavage: Indistinct
- Transparency: Transparent to opaque
- Double Refraction / Birefringence: -0.004 to -0.005
- Luster: Vitreous
- Fluorescence: None
Some benefits of including aquamarine glass stones in your jewellery are-
- The gemstone is also supposed to have powers that reach to land too, helping married couples solve their problems and drive off evil.
- Aquamarine is associated with the thymus gland and is very soothing worn as a necklace.
- It will also help coughs, reduce fluid retention and calm the nerves.
- The Romans used aquamarine for stomach troubles and believed it could cure liver and throat problems. Aquamarine brings courage, aids quick intellectual response, and gives peace while protecting the aura.
Aquamarine glass gemstone can be used Ring, earrings, necklace, bracelet, fashion jewelry, watch and are available in variety of shapes Round, heart, oval, marquise, cushion, octangle, rectangle and so on.
Aquamarine glass gemstone is even cheaper than CZ and Synthetic stones . They are very light in weight and their hardness is 6-7 and probably are the best for your jewellery.