Understanding gemology

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Aquamarine is a semiprecious stone.

It is a variety of beryl that is transparent, with a vitreous lustre. It ranges from colourless to a light blue-green reminiscent of sea water and is similar in appearance to topaz.

The word ‘aquamarine’ means ‘sea water’.

Aquamarine mainly comes from Brazil, Nigeria, Madagascar, Mozambique and Zambia.

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