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Aquamarine is the blue or blue-green or aqua variety of the mineral beryl that symbolizes youth, hope, health and fidelity. Aquamarine jewelry is colored by trace amounts of iron. Most gem aquamarines have been heat treated to produce the popular blue green colors from less desirable yellow or pale stones.
Aquamarine is a semi precious gem as are Agate, Amazonite, Amber, Amethyst, Andalusite , Apatite, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Azurite, Beryl, Fluorite, Garnet, Goshenite, Heliodor, Hematite, Hemimorphite, Idocrase, Indicolite, etc.
Aquamarine is a true marvel of nature. Aquamarine jewelry holds a deep fascination as a symbol of love. The leading producer of aquamarines is the country of Brazil, which has many mines. A gem stone that is well cut reflects light from one facet to another and disperses it back through the top of the stone. It may be beneficial to think of the gem stone color grades as you might think of the endless variety of shades within a specific color of paint.
Aquamarine jewelry will bring years of wearing pleasure with proper care and cleaning - and occasional inspection by a professional jeweler. Clean your aquamarine jewelry regularly at home in an ultrasonic cleaner or by hand. Never use chemical cleaners. Avoid heat and overtly frequent cleaning at all costs and simply use soapy water.
Think about the items that you wear and build from your colored gemstone wardrobe and focus on the clothing items that you wear most of the time and figure out which colored gemstones will best complement your clothing. Note, that aquamarine jewelry is perfect with pastel clothing. Aquamarine has been compared to the color of seawater for centuries and was given by Neptune, the King of the Sea, as a gift to the mermaids.
In today's world of constantly evolving technology, the passion that aquamarine jewelry masters demonstrate for the quality of their workmanship is a powerful human resource. To succeed in a competitive field of aquamarine jewelry it was not enough to rely on jewelry designers, however talented. There will be need to optimize economic performance by means of the latest industrial and management techniques.