Gems: Nature's Jewels
Aquamarine and emeralds are both varieties of the mineral beryl! Aquamarine is the most common kind of beryl, with its largest deposits in Brazil. The clarity of aquamarine's blue-green crystals make it a beautiful gemstone for readers to learn about in this volume. Readers find out how aquamarine forms, as well as the simple geologic processes surrounding its creation. Full-color photographs showcase amazing aquamarine jewelry and include the large specimens of high quality crystals unique to aquamarine. Additional science information is offered in fun fact boxes and a graphic organizer.