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A Treasure of Mermaids: Aquamarine

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A Treasure of Mermaids: Aquamarine

When you think of transparent blue gemstones, what usually comes to mind? Blue Sapphire? Blue Topaz? Let's talk about another cool one, a cool blue one... Aquamarine.

My Nana loved jewelry, she had the most exquisite gemstones and sophisticated taste.  Her pieces always told a story when they made their way out of hiding from inside her freezer...

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Peridot comes from Outer Space and Volcanoes?

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Peridot comes from Outer Space and Volcanoes?
Peridot, a treasure since the earliest of civilizations is known as the "Gem of the Sun" to the Ancient Egyptians They believed a star exploded showering the Earth with the precious, extraterrestrial crystal in meteorites.  
They were right! Peridot is cosmonic and truly out of this world. These interstellar space gems have been found on the Moon and in specimens from Mars. Peridot is a natural beauty and it has a wild journey to tell.

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