From the light blue of the sky to deep blue of the sea, aquamarines shine over an extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue colours. Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone. Women the world over love it for tis fine blue shades which can complement almost any skin or eye colour, and creative gemstone designers are inspired by it as they are by hardly any other gem, which enables them to create new artistic cuts again and again.
Aquamarine is one of our most popular and best-known gemstones, and distinguishes itself by many qualities. It is almost as popular as the classics: ruby, sapphire and emerald. In fact it is related to emerald, both belonging to the beryl family. The colour of aquamarine, however, is usually more even than that of the emerald. Much more often than its famous green cousin, aquamarine is almost entirely free of inclusions. Aquamarine has good hardness(7.5-8 on the Mohs scale) and a wonderful shine. That hardness makes it very tough and protects it to a large extent from scratches. Iron is the substance which gives aquamarine its colour, a colour which ranges from an almost indiscernible pale blue to a strong sea-blue. The more intense the colour if an aquamarine, the more value is put on it. some aquamarines have a light, greenish shimmer; that too is a typical feature. However, it is a pure, clear blue that continues to epitomise the aquamarine, because it brings out so well the immaculate transparency and magnificent shine of this gemstone.
There is hardly any other gemstone in modern jewellery design which is refined in such a variety of ways as aquamarine. Whether it is fashioned as a clear, transparent gem in the classical step cut, or creatively cut in a more modern design, it is always fascinatingly beautiful. You can find a large collection of Aquamarine jewellery at Cosmopolitan Jewellers in Sydney. We have exquisitely designed 18k gold aquamarine rings, platinum aquamarine rings, 18k gold aquamarine pendant and 18k gold aquamarine earrings. We also have a vast collection of colour gemstone jewellery, like blue sapphires, rubies and green tourmalines.