. AQUAMARINE .
Aquamarine is a teal variety of the beryl group of minerals and a close relative of the precious emerald. Exceptional in quality and durability, aquamarine is famed for its distinctive blue-green color, which can go from pale blue to deep seawater and even teal hue. The depth of the color is dictated by the amount of iron found in the gemstone’s composition, which is why there is such an immense difference of hue between specimens. The more saturated the color, the higher the value of the aquamarine.
The word “aquamarine” is derived from the Latin expression “aqua marine,” which means “water of the sea.” Deposits of aquamarine are sources from many parts of the world, including Madagascar, India, Kenya, China, Australia, Mozambique, and Nigeria, with the largest being Brazil.