White Aquamarine

White Aquamarine

by Farhan Jaffar

The white aquamarine can be transparent or opaque white. The luster is vitreous and not exceptional. The white aquamarine is well complimented with yellow gold. The contrasts are highlighted when this combination is used. Using silver, platinum or white gold will hide the brilliance of the white gemstone.

The white aquamarine is a high priced semi-precious gemstone. It is the birthstone of people whose star sign is Pisces. Aquamarine means water of the sea in Latin. Aquamarine usually is blue colored. It is the member of the beryl family of gemstones, which also include the emerald and the goshenite. Aquamarine has a hexagonal crystal structure. Heating white aquamarine between 725 to 850 degrees Fahrenheit will change to its color to permanent blue. This gem is considered to be a symbol of happiness and eternal youth. It is known as the sailor’s gem because it was used to combat seasickness by sailors.

It is said to enhance one’s attractiveness in the eyes of the opposite sex. It brings about love and understanding. It also helps to control one’s temper and is helpful in combating ego problems. This gem is recommended for people who are involved in humanitarian causes. The white aquamarine can be transparent or opaque white. The luster is vitreous and not exceptional. The white aquamarine is well complimented with yellow gold. The contrasts are highlighted when this combination is used. Using silver, platinum or white gold will hide the brilliance of the white gemstone. White aquamarines usually are cut in oval shapes. Square shaped white aquamarines are unique and can be used in rings and pendants.

The clearer the white aquamarine the better it is. There should not be any grayish specks on the gemstone. High quality white aquamarine is almost colorless. Cabochon shaped white aquamarines are used as beads in necklaces. When a well-cut aquamarine is viewed from different angles it shows different colors. This parameter should be used when buying this gemstone.

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