Aquamarine beads - Brilliant blue!
- 100% natuurlijk
- Geknoopte streng ca. 46cm
- Op- en aflopend van ca. 11 tot 24mm
- Streng ca. 57cm
- Op- en aflopend van ca. 11 tot 23mm
- Streng ca. 56cm
- Op- en aflopend van ca. 11 tot 26mm
- Streng ca. 55.5cm
- Op- en aflopend van ca. 11.5 tot 25mm
- Streng ca. 62cm
- Op- en aflopend van ca. 11 tot 25mm
- Streng ca. 53cm
- Geknoopte streng ca. 62cm
- Op- en aflopend van ca. 12.5mm tot 25mm
- Op- en aflopend van 11mm tot 23mm
- Streng ca. 57.5cm
- Streng ca. 39.5cm
- Kralen variëren in maat
- Streng incl. tussenkraaltjes ca. 39.5cm
- Ca. 20x16mm zonder sluiting
- 28x16mm met sluiting
- Dikte ca. 8mm
The Aquamarine beads are especially popular because of its blue color. The name aquamarine is Latin for 'water of the sea' and is considered a lucky stone for sailors. A deep blue color is the most desired. The color of the gemstone, however, varies from green-blue to deep-blue. The color in the gemstone is evenly throughout the stone. This uniformity is caused by the little iron that is trapped in the crystals. Sometimes stones with less beautiful color quality are heated above 400 degrees Celsius. Thus the desired aquamarine blue is obtained. A special feature of aquamarine is 'dichroism'. This means that, depending on the angle at which the stone is viewed, the color is blue or colorless.
Aquamarine beads its properties:
Like emerald, Aquamarine beads belong to the beryl group. Although it has a hardness of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, the stone is brittle and pressure sensitive. If you hit it, splinters easily break off. This property is important to take into account when setting this stone. Aquamarine is not very heat resistant (the stone turns color under heat). In addition, the color can also fade in normal use. The advice is not to wear the gemstone in bright sunlight.
Applications of Aquamarine beads
Aquamarine beads are used in jewelry. You can see the most beautiful specimens in crown jewels. The Catholic Church used the gemstone in its chalices and vases. A more practical application is that of lenses, for eyeglasses. For this the gem was already used in the year 1300.
Aquamarine is also found in an opaque (opaque) variant. Until recently, this variant was not used for jewelry. This has since changed. Cabochons are mainly cut to turn into a setting. Also, beads are now being ground in different shapes and matting
Aquamarine beads ordered online
If you order your Aquamarine beads for five hours. Then you are sure that we will post these beautiful aquamarine beads the same day. So that you can start working very quickly to make your own jewelry. Of course we pack the gems with the greatest care.