Types of Aquamarine Gemstones ~ Based on Color and Quantity

1. Blue Aquamarine

Aquamarine is the green-blue variety of the mineral beryl, and is usually transparent and pale in color.

Naturally occurring Aquamarine tends to be greenish-blue depending on the amount and type of of iron which causes the blue and green hues. Traditionally Aquamarine is heated to remove the green tinges to produce a purer blue color, and is a widely accepted practice. However some people nowadays prefer the original slightly green tone.

Maxixe Aquamarine is also a type of beryl with a deep blue color caused by irradiation while in the earth. However the color is unstable and fades over time once exposed to light. The stone can be irradiated manually again to produce the deep blue color, however it will simply lose its intensity again.

 


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