Puka Shell & Aquamarine Earrings. These earrings are unique and are sure to make a statement. The Puka Shells are found on the beaches of Kauai and are paired with Aquamarine beads that are attached to 100% Sterling Silver ear wires. These go great with our Puka Shell Necklace, Puka Shell Bracelet, or Puka Shell Anklet.
Height: 1″ (bottom of ear wire to bottom of the puka shell)
Width: .75″ (widest point)
Aquamarine (from Latin: aqua marina, “seawater”) is a blue or cyan variety of beryl. It occurs at most localities that yield ordinary beryl. The gem-gravel placer deposits of Sri Lanka contain aquamarine. Green-yellow beryl, such as that occurring in Brazil, is sometimes called chrysolite aquamarine. The deep blue version of aquamarine is called maxixe. Maxixe is commonly found in the country of Madagascar. Its color fades to white when exposed to sunlight or is subjected to heat treatment, though the color returns with irradiation.
In the United States, aquamarines can be found at the summit of Mt. Antero in the Sawatch Range in central Colorado. In Wyoming, aquamarine has been discovered in the Big Horn Mountains, near Powder River Pass. Another location within the United States is the Sawtooth Range near Stanley, Idaho, although the minerals are within a wilderness area which prevents collecting. In Brazil, there are mines in the states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, and Bahia, and minorly in Rio Grande do Norte. The mines of Colombia, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania, and Kenya also produce aquamarine.
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties, Legendary Uses and Meaning of Aquamarine (opens in a new window)