|Aquamarine Gemstone Information
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Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March and the gemstone for the 16th and the 19th wedding anniversary. The name is derived from a Latin word meaning "sea water" and was known to protect ocean voyages and guard against sea monsters. It was also believed that aquamarine soaked in water would treat eye troubles, respiratory diseases, and hiccups. It is said that this gemstone is used to help ease depression and grief; and also used to re-awaken love in long marriages. It also signifies the making of new friends.
ENHANCEMENT CODE H
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Refractive Index 1.577-1.583
Hardness = 7.5-8 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity =2.72
Species - Beryl
Optic Character - Double Refraction.
Phenomena - Chatoyancy (Rare).
WARNINGS FOR CARE
Ultrasonic: Usually safe.
Steamer: Usually safe.
Heat: Poor; color change may occur with heat.
Chemicals that harm: Hydrofluoric acid.
Crystal system: Hexagonal (trigonal), long prisms.
South America, Africa, China.
|November||Topaz or Citrine|
|December||Blue Topaz or Zircon|
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