Aquamarine is a type of Beryl with special blue colour qualities. The tone varies from cyan to a deep blue depending on the content of iron in the stone. The Aquamarine beads on these pages are generally colour-improved by heating treatment and/or chemicals. Natural Aquamarine is more expensive and therefore the colour improvement of lower quality stones has become popular.

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Aquamarine: The ocean encapsulated in beautiful gemstones!

Aquamarine is a remarkable gemstone with a history that goes back in time and a beauty that fascinates today. Its name comes from the Latin word "*aqua marina*", meaning "sea water", and the stone has a unique blue-green color reminiscent of the calm waters of tropical seas.


The origin of aquamarine

The history of aquamarine traces back to ancient times, when it was admired for its beauty and probably also for its superstitious powers. The aquamarine is said to have a strong connection to the sea - which is reinforced in both color and name. In ancient times, sailors believed that the stone came as a gift from mermaids and that it could promote luck, fortune and courage. Because of this, some people today believe that the stone has powerful properties. It is said to bring peace of mind, relieve stress and help stop racing thoughts.


Some of the earliest evidence of aquamarine's importance to humans comes from Egypt, Greece, the ancient Roman Empire, India and the Middle East. Here, Aquamarine was especially found in jewelry and decorations, and smaller sculptures made from Aquamarine have also been found in India and elsewhere.


The semi-precious stone aquamarine belongs to the beryl family and shares its chemical composition with emeralds. The characteristic color is due to iron traces in the crystal structure that give the stone its enchanting bluish and greenish hues.


Aquamarine in the light of astrology

Aquamarine is known as the birthstone for those born in the month of March. It is said to bring clarity and peace to the mind as well as promote communication and emotional balance. The stone is also considered a lucky stone for people who engage in creative or intellectual activities. In astrology, aquamarine is associated with the zodiac sign Aquarius and is said to enhance their mental abilities and intuitive insights.


Aquamarine in jewelry

The beauty and durability of aquamarine still makes it an ideal candidate for jewelry production today. Its color variations, ranging from pale blue to intense ocean blue, allow jewelry artists to create a wide range of designs and styles. The aquamarine can also be found at in a variety of shapes, such as emerald and oval-shaped cuts, nuggets and faceted cuts, making it versatile in jewelry making. With aquamarine crystals or pearls, you can create the most wonderful jewelry. If you love beads in shades of blue, there's no doubt that aquamarine stones should be on your bead shopping list.


Our selection includes aquamarine beads in many different sizes, shapes and shades of blue. We have beads ranging from 2 to 12 millimeters in diameter and both round, barrel and drop-shaped aquamarines.


Is aquamarine a valuable gemstone?

Yes, aquamarine is both a valuable and popular gemstone. Aquamarine belongs to the beryl family of minerals and is known for its beautiful blue to blue-green color, reminiscent of the shades of seawater. The color and clarity of aquamarine varies, and stones with an intense blue color and high clarity are considered the most desirable and valuable.


Aquamarine is one of the most popular blue gemstones and is often used in jewelry such as rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. It is also known as a birthstone for March and is related to the 19th wedding anniversary. Aquamarine's popularity is due to its beautiful color, durability (hardness on the Mohs scale is around 7.5-8), and the aesthetic appeal it has in jewelry making.


The value of aquamarine depends primarily on factors such as color, clarity, size and cut finish. Larger and more intense colors are considered more valuable. The most valuable aquamarine stones are often deep blues with good clarity and cut finish. As with other gemstones, market trends and demand can also affect the price of aquamarine.