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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Aquamarine

Aquamarine is a variety of beryl. Colors are determined by impurities of iron. It is found in peg matite, a type of slow-forming igneous rock. Aquamarine forms in flat-top gem prisms that intergrow with muscovite plates and white feldspar.

Chemical composition: 
Be3Al2Si6O18
Color: 
Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink – Blue Beryl.
Lustre: 
Vitreous
Hardness: 
7.5-8
Crystal system: 
Hexagonal
Origin: 
Brazil and Pakistan
Healing properties*: 
Clears stagnant emotions; encourages optimism.
Folklore: 
Legend has it that sailors wore Aquamarine gemstones to keep them safe at sea. Aquamarine was once believed to come from the tears of mermaids.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.