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Aquamarine - More Than March's Birthstone

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Aquamarine - More Than March's Birthstone

The pale blue green hues of the aquamarine are reminiscent of the cool blue colors of the ocean. In fact, it gets its name from the Latin word aquamarina which means ‘seawater’. The colors of the aquamarine can range from a deep teal to a pale, crystal clear blue. The blue shades, that vary from stone to stone, are determined by the amount of iron present in the structure of the gemstone. Aquamarines reside in the Beryl family, along with emeralds, morganites, and many other colorful stones. The aquamarine can also be treated with heat to permanently alter its color...

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