Dimensions (millimeters): 35 x 10 x 7
Dimensions (inches): 1.4 x .4 x .28
Origins: Afghanistan, from an estate collection, no further location information was given.
Aquamarine and emerald are the same mineral but they are surprisingly different. Emerald is colored by trace amounts of chromium, while aquamarine obtains its color from iron impurities. Aquamarine and emerald have essentially the same specific gravity and refractive index, but emerald tends to be hazy and full of inclusions, while aquamarine is known to occur with excellent transparency and clarity.
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