Aquamarine derives it name from the Latin term for seawater – and one look at this elegant gem’s blue hues easily explains why.
Aquamarine is found in a range of blue shades. The most prized aquamarines are those displaying a deeper, pure blue, with no green tints. Deeper colors are unusual in smaller sizes; generally, it takes a larger stone to hold a darker shade. These are rarer and therefore more valuable. But if you prefer those with a greenish hue, you should be able to get them for a bargain price.