Its name from the Latin aqua marina, sea water, is derived from its ocean color. It is almost as well known as emerald, of which it is related since they both belong to the beryl family.
The aquamarines found on the market come mainly from Brazil (Minas Gerais, Bahia, Espirito Santo). It is the iron that gives it its color. Its blue ranges from very pale and almost non-existent to ultramarine blue. The more pronounced the color of an aquamarine, the higher its value.
The exceptional aquamarines, called "Santa Maria", take their name from the mine where they are mined, more precisely in Brazil, the Santa Maria de Itabira deposit.
Aquamarine has a hardness of 7.5 / 8 on the Mohs scale.
And don't forget, all stones are fragile! even diamonds ....