a beryl, the same family as emerald. The most sought after colour is
darkish blue, similar to that of a light sapphire. The colour of the
stone is due to the presence of iron, whilst the emerald takes its
colour from the chromium content of the
00000As a desirable gemstone it has thrown up a number of imitators, the
most common of these being blue topaz, although pieces of glass in an
aqua colour of at least 2000 years old were found in Israel, and as
recently as fifty years ago, glass was the only man-made imitation.
00000Aquamarine is supposed to calm coughs, and is a physical, mental and
emotional balancer. It is also said to aid learning about the inner
self and universal truths.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Africa, India, Russia, Sri Lanka.