A Photo a Week Challenge: Aquamarine

Turquoise in silver

Or, in this case, turquoise. I’ve never been entirely clear on the difference. Maybe aquamarine is more greenish than blueish? But turquoise swings both ways.

Like this maybe?


  1. This is a can of worms you realise?? πŸ™‚
    Turquoise and Aquamarine gemstones can both be opaque in which case Turquoise seems to be bluer than Aquamarine, which is generally a greenier blue, but Aquamarine can be a transparent gemstone and then it is undeniably bluer than Turquoise?

    Aquamarine literally means water of the sea but this confuses the issue because sea water is clear (has no colour of itself) and it’s colour comes either from reflection of blue light or from the sand colour underneath which is what gives the greenish tinge to pictures of beaches with that wonderful aquamarine colour to it.

    Lets just say they’re both shades of teal and be done with it πŸ™‚


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    1. First of all, turquoise comes in a huge range of colors from bright yellow to almost black. Including green from almost lime to blue green and I have versions of all of those stones. It depends on what other elements are in the earth — iron and copper are the two most important “other” ores.

      Aquamarine stones — I have a few — are closer to blue-white than green, no matter what they are called. The only “true” color is the water in the Caribbean or South Pacific — and that is a reflection of the sky color.

      I collect stones. Have for years.

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  2. And now Santana’s “Aquamarine” is playing in my head and I can’t shake it off. I am very attracted to your jewelry Marilyn and that view πŸ™‚


    1. Native American jewelry (most of this is Navajo) is amazing. I don’t wear it as much as I used to, but sometimes, I just hold it and look at the stones πŸ™‚ They sell a lot of it on the Internet. If you know what you are looking for, I used to know some good sellers.

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