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Aquamarine · Rough · Chips · 12mm

$11.95
SKU CpAquR001

29 in stock

Strand Length: approx 15.5 inches | Size: approx 11-13mm.

These natural aquamarine rough chips have not been treated to enhance color or clarity in any way.

Aquamarine is a blue to blue-green member of the beryl family. With a Mohs hardness of 8, it is one of the harder gemstones and is often found exposed in nature after the surrounding softer rocks have eroded away. The high hardness of aquamarine makes it suitable for long-lasting and durable jewelry.

Most aquamarine forms within open cavities of magma chambers during the late stages of cooling, and it is commonly associated with granite. It also forms within the hydrothermal veins of metamorphic rocks. 

The first documented discovery of aquamarine took place in 1723 in the Adun-Chalon mountains of Siberia. Today, however, the gemstone is mined mostly in Brazil.

Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin roots ‘aqua’ meaning water and ‘marine’ meaning sea - seawater.

Aquamarine is the birthstone of March.

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Bead Count

Chip bead strands have varying bead counts. Most product listings contain a photo of a single strand with a penny to give a sense of the size and quantity.

Hole Size

Chip bead hole size: 0.8mm to 1.0mm

Note: These are general guidelines. The actually hole size may be slightly larger or smaller than stated.

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