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Aquamarine

Named after seawater, aquamarine’s fresh watery hue is a cool plunge into a refreshing pool.

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Blue to slightly greenish-blue variety of the mineral beryl. Crystals are sometimes big enough to cut fashioned gems of more than 100 carats. Well-formed crystals might make superb mineral specimens.

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Diamond

A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum

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Rubies have always been held in high esteem in Asian countries. They were used to ornament armor of noblemen in India and China.

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