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Aquamarine History and Lore

The name “aquamarine” is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “water”, and marina, meaning “of the sea”.

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Jewellery that Speaks the Language of Flowers

A flower is one of nature’s most delicate delights, so it’s natural that jewellery designers have long found inspiration in them, seeking to capture their fleeting beauty in jewellery.

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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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Abstracts; Summer 1991

From the Summer 1991 issue of Gems & Gemmology, a summary of important gemmology-related articles published in other journals.

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And Then Came the Fantasy Cut

Once upon a time, gem cutting was a strict craft bound by centuries of tradition. Then Bernd Munsteiner (b. 1943) invented the fantasy cut.

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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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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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Abstracts; Spring 1991

This article, from the Spring 1991 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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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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