Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family. The most prized color is a deep-blue aqua color. Aquamarine gets its name from Latin words meaning water and sea.
Aquamarine ranges in color from almost colorless pale blue to blue-green or teal.
The most valuable aquamarines come from Brazil, but it is also mined in Kenya and Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia.