Treatment : Heated
Aquamarine is a relatively common gemstone,
and is affordable in lighter colors. Deeper colors can command high
prices. Some enormous transparent crystal masses of Aquamarine have been
found, and exquisite gems weighing thousands of carats have been cut
The light blue to blue-green color of Aquamarine may
fade upon prolonged exposure to light, so it is especially important to
purchase this gem from a reliable dealer. Aquamarine is a hard and
durable gem, but it may develop internal cracks if banged hard.
blue Topaz is easily mistaken for Aquamarine. The colors of these two
gems can be identical, and their physical properties are very similar.
Topaz is generally less expensive, and some fraudulent dealers may sell
their Topaz as Aquamarine.
Unlike Emerald, Aquamarine gems are
often completely flawless. Aquamarines with visible flaws are rarely
seen. The costs of producing synthetic Aquamarine are very high when
compared to the relative abundance of this gem, so synthetic Aquamarine
is generally not produced for the gemstone market.