Monday, January 6, 2014
ROCK TRIVIA: AQUAMARINE
According to legend, the aquamarine was first found in the treasure chest of mermaids, and has been known as 'the sailors' lucky stone'. Aquamarine derives its name from the Latin words for seawater. The Greeks and the Romans thought Aquamarine brought ships safe and prosperous passage across the seas.
It is most valued for its beautiful sea-blue colors which range from light blue to dark blue and the best has excellent transparency and clarity.
The National Museum of Natural History will permanently display the Dom Pedro Aquamarine, which is the largest single piece of cut-gem aquamarine in the world