Ageless Heirlooms

Gemstones

Aquamarine Beginner Guide

Chemical Formula: Beryl aka Beryllium Aluminum Silicate (Be3Al2Si6O18) Mohs Scale Hardness: 7.5 – 8.0 Modern Birthstone: March Treatment: Many aquamarines are heat treated, though many are not.  Usually poor quality…

Amethyst Beginner Guide

Amethyst is a variety of quartz (SiO2) believed to have its violet coloring due to the presence of iron and other trace elements.  Its regal…