Laughing Tears of Aquamarine
“Crying aquamarine tears of joy and laughter? Uh, duh? Can you think of a better gig?” said Sabrina, the new Aquamarine “Miner” in residence at Pyramid Studios, when asked why she took the job. Mermaids are known to cry tears of Aquamarine. The ones from sadness cause a round, rondelle tear/gemstone best suited for beads. Sabrina’s specialty are tears of joy used for faceted aquamarine stones.
“Mermaid’s love to laugh but getting one to the point of crying from joy takes a special kind of outlook. Over one wet weekend we interviewed a dozen or more mermaids but Sabrina was the first to pass the test.”
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” said David Herrington, Pyramid Studios Custom Jewelry Designer, “It’s an industry standard. Sabrina passed with flying colors. Her sides we’re aching in 5 minutes – within ten she was crying gem quality stones. We’re lucky to have her.”
This brought a belly laugh from Sabrina and a couple 4mm highly faceted stones rolled down her cheeks! “Are you kidding”, she giggled, “have you been in the Gulf of Maine in March? I’m lucky to be here! But back to work, now. Can we put on that Tom Hanks, “Splash” movie, again!”
Legend Has It.
Aquamarine’s sea-blue colors of blue to green-blue, its glass-like luster and hardness of 7.5 – 8 make aquamarine a very desirable jewelry gemstone. Like emerald, aquamarine is a variety of beryl. Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. Some aquamarine have been found in Maine, but the leading producer of aquamarine is Brazil. According to legend, aquamarine was found in the treasure chest of mermaids and has since ancient times been regarded as the sailors lucky stone ensuring safe and prosperous passage across the seas.
About The Gemstone.
Aquamarine is part of the beryl family – a cousin to emerald. But unlike the emerald, aquamarine is generally free of inclusions. Aquamarine has good hardness (7.5 to 8) and therefore suitable for jewelry of all types. The presence of iron gives aquamarine it’s blue color. Aquamarine’s pure, clear blue impart a transparency and magnificent shine not found in any other gemstone. The most
prolific finds of aquamarines are in Brazil and South America but this gemstone is found in many areas of world including Maine and New Hampshire. And the tears of mermaids.
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