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Aquamarine, Maxixe-Type Beryl and Hydrothermal Synthetic Blue Beryl: Analysis and Identification

Aquamarine, Maxixe-type (irradiated) beryl, and two types of hydrothermally grown synthetic blue beryl currently available in the marketplace were investigated using various gemmological methods.

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Gem Pegmatites of Minas Gerais, Brazil: Exploration, Occurrence and Aquamarine Deposits

First in a series, this article reviews the exploration for gemstones and mining methods in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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Gem-Bearing Pegmatites: A Review

A survey of the current gemmological knowledge of pegmatites, including the gem varieties aquamarine, tourmaline and topaz.

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Filled Aquamarine Jewellery
Polymer-Filled Aquamarine

The authors have encountered hundreds of polymer-filled aquamarines in the Chinese jewellery market.

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Topaz, Aquamarine and Other Beryls from Klein Spitzkoppe, Namibia

This article presents, for the first time, both gemmological and geologic information on topaz, aquamarine and other beryls from miarolitic pegmatites at Namibia’s historic Klein Spitzkoppe mineral locality.

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A Status Report on Gemstones from Afghanistan

An overview of the plentiful and various gem materials being discovered and produced in Afghanistan.

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Hydrothermally Grown Synthetic Aquamarine Manufactured in Novosibirsk, USSR

Physical, chemical, spectroscopic and microscopic characteristics of a sample of hydrothermally grown synthetic aquamarine from the USSR are presented.

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8.5 ct Aquamarine Cabochon
Aquamarine from the Masino-Bregaglia Massif, Central Alps, Italy

Aquamarine from granitic pegmatites of the Masino-Bregaglia Massif, Central Alps, Italy.

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