Aquamarine Sources

The early 1980's saw some beautiful aquamarine coming out of Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe that far surpassed the aquamarines from Brazil.  Unlike South AMerican stones, the African stones are packed with color...deep, saturated tones that heretofore required a larger stone to find that much color.  If you're looking for aqua and the color is washed out...in other words, you have to turn the stone just so to catch a little suggestion of color...chances are you're looking at South American aquamarine.
March 29, 2017 22 tags (show)

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