Derived from the Latin words for water (aqua) and the sea (marina), Aquamarine is a highly prized greenish blue stone hailing from the beryl group. Aqumarine, and all gemstones in the beryl group, belong to the hexagonal crystal system. Aquamarine generally grows as a six-sided column and is found in granitic pegmatites. It has also … Continue reading
Fun and interesting facts and history of gemstones.
February’s birthstone is a much beloved purple gemstone used in jewelry for centuries- Amethyst. Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz, one of the most common minerals in the Earth’s crust. Many gemstones are varieties of quartz colored by various trace minerals, including honey-colored citrine, ametrine (a bicolor blend of citrine and amethyst), … Continue reading