Aquamarine Gemstone in Tanzania


Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family and ranges in color from an almost colorless pale blue to blue-green. The most prized color is a deep-blue aqua color and gets its name from Latin words meaning water (aqua) and sea (marine).

Aquamarine is the modern March birthstone as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also suggested as a gem to give on the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries. The most valuable aquamarines come from Brazil, but it is also mined in Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia.

In Tanzania Aquamarine ismostly available at Ruvuma: Tunduruand Manyara: Mbulu.

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