This natural untreated aquamarine (industry accepted heating only) faceted gemstone displays beautiful bright blue color of fine deep tone and is faceted to the highest professional lapidary standards for maximum brilliance, excellent proportions and symmetry. This Aquamarine’s clarity rating is eye clean plus.
Clarity: Eye clean plus (VVS)
Size: 10.50mm X 7.60mm
Shape: Oval Cut
Treatment: Heating only
Note The Very Facets That Create The Beautiful Sparkle In A Gemstone May Create Optical Illusion White Or Dark/Black Spots And Areas, Or Uneven Coloring When A Gemstone Is Photographed. Single Dimension Photographs Can Not Accurately Display The True Beauty And Life In A Gemstone. Gemstones Must Be Seen In Person To Be Appreciated.
Note: Be Sure To Select The Right Gemstone/Diamond By Millimeter Size Only. Selecting Your Gemstone/Diamond By Carat Weight Is Not Accurate.
Things to Look for in Natural Untreated Aquamarine
Aquamarine is a beautiful stone but there can be plenty of pitfalls for the unwary buyer. In particular, you should always ask about what treatments the gemstone has been given before buying. Heating is pretty common with Aquamarine so that really isn’t something to be worried about. However, watch for any potential coatings that may have been infused onto the gemstone. Additionally, make sure that what you are buying is actually Beryl and not a synthetic. Ultimately, it’s all about asking the right questions and, if in doubt, seeking a certification certificate. Thankfully, all of our stones at Gemtoria are tested and you can buy with confidence that you are getting the real deal.
Aquamarine (Beryl) Basics
Natural untreated aquamarine is a stone of beauty and is highly sought by buyers. The gemstone is of the same family as Emerald and is considered Beryl. It is typically known for its blue to blue green colour that looks similar to the ocean. Subsequently, Aqua is often steeped in the folk lore of sailors and the marine environment. The gemstones is also the birth stone for March and is popular because it wears well. In fact, the stone returns a 7.5 – 8 on the Moh’s hardness scale. This means that it is particularly well suited to jewelry. Its crystallography is hexagonal and it’s luster is vitreous which is one of the ways we identify it, along with the RI value. The stone typically sells for quite a premium for good quality and sparkly examples. If you would like more information on Aqua please read the Gem Societies excellent tome.