Everyone knows diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and one of the most highly desired gemstones. It is popular for amazing clarity, and sparkling luster that captures everyone’s attention. The same can be said for aquamarine, the glittering member of the beryl family. Like emerald (another member of beryl family) the light aquamarine gemstone is recognized for its excellent clarity and vitreous luster. Just like diamond, light aquamarine is particularly well-suited for brilliant cuts. In addition, the good hardness of aquamarine (7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale) makes it an ideal choice for jewelry.
There are various factors that make Diamond and aquamarine gemstones differ from each other. First of all, diamond is the April birthstone and aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. Secondly, if both the gems are evaluated from the 4C’s grading system perspective, then:
- Color: The best quality diamonds display a complete lack of color. They are ranked alphabetically, D through Z, with D being the purest of gemstones. However, the color of beryl family members like Espirito Santo aquamarine or Santa Maria aquamarine ranges from pale to light-blue, dark-blue, blue-green and green-blue. The value of this amazing gemstone increases with the increment