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Aquamarine


Aquamarine: ä-kw&-m&-'rEn
- A transparent beryl that is blue,
blue-green or green in color

Color: blue to green
Mined: leading producer is Brazil,
but also produced in Pakistan, U.S.
and several countries in Africa.
Moh's Hardness: 7.5 to 8
Birthstone: March (modern birthstone)

The Greek root of the word aquamarine
means "seawater" which explains why
many ancient travelers and sailors
believed it protected travelers from
harm and seasickness.



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