Aquamarine (Gems: Nature's Jewels) (Library Binding)
Aquamarine and emeralds are both varieties of the mineral beryl. Aquamarine is the most common kind of beryl, with its largest deposits in Brazil. The clarity of aquamarine's blue-green crystals make it a beautiful gemstone for readers to learn about in this volume. Readers find out how aquamarine forms, as well as the simple geologic processes surrounding its creation. Full-color photographs showcase amazing aquamarine jewelry and include the large specimens of high quality crystals unique to aquamarine. Additional science information is offered in fun fact boxes and a graphic organizer.