Secrets to Finding a Great Aquamarine Gemstone Deal
Aquamarine Gemstones are actually one of my favourite stones given their relative availability and the fact that they are way more transparent and free of inclusions as compared to Emerald. However, you may not be aware that Aqua is ‘Beryl’ and is actually from the same family of stones as Emerald but takes on a more ocean green-blue color that we all know and love. For those of you that are gemologically inclined, the stone has a hexagonal crystalline structure and a vitreous lustre and is easily identifiable under a microscope.
Aquamarine is the birth stone for March and is in fairly strong demand both for collections and to be placed into retail jewellery which means that there are plenty of lab created and synthetic stones doing the rounds that you need to be careful to watch for. Firstly, color wise, most real Aqua’s will never be darker than Swiss Blue Topaz and if the color presents in this manner then it would be worthwhile to get the stone certified at a GIA lab somewhere. Continue reading What to Look for When Buying Aquamarine Gemstone Online