Bead, aquamarine (heated), 4x2x2mm-7x4x4mm hand-cut rectangle, D grade, Mohs hardness 7-1/2 to 8. Sold per 14-inch strand.
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The muted blue-green colors of aquamarine are from the presence of metallic ions within the crystal. Color can vary from pale green to blue. Due to the handcrafted nature of the beads, size, shape and color may vary.
While it was once fashionable to wear the sea-green color most commonly associated with aquamarine, today's consumers prefer shades of sky or deep blue. Because of this, aquamarine is routinely heat-treated to remove the naturally occurring green component. This is a highly sensitive and precise process requiring that the stone be heated between 725 and 850 degrees Fahrenheit. If the stone is overheated, it will permanently lose all its color.
The elegant gemstone, aquamarine, stands proudly alone or can be lightly accented with gold toned beads and focal points. Aquamarine looks stunning with bright yellow gold metals, creating designs of warmth and bright cheer. The arctic blue and sandy tones of aquamarine gemstone beads look fresh when paired with the subdued colors of tourmaline, dyed cultured freshwater pearls and citrine gemstone beads. It also looks stunning when paired with smoky quartz or deep garnet gemstone beads.
The wonderful range of blues found in aquamarine complement just about any skin tone, and when worn as earrings and necklaces can show off the color of your eyes to advantage. Designer artists also like incorporating aquamarine with quartz crystal beads for soft, feminine Expression Jewelry™.
Why limit this gem to jewelry?
Aquamarine is a perfect embellishment for a variety of accessories including barrette clips, scarves and headbands, offering versatility to your wardrobe. Combine with faceted rondelle Czech fire-polished glass beads or Swarovski crystal beads either wired, glued or stitched onto any type of hair accessory for added sparkle, or dangle strands with fastened bead clusters to liven up crocheted scarves.
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