• Aquamarine - from the Latin Aqua Marinus

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    Aquamarine - from the Latin Aqua Marinus
    Aquamarine (from Latin: aqua marina, being, water: sea, i.e. seawater, marina, from marīnus; of the sea.) is a blue or cyan variety of beryl. It occurs at most localities that yield ordinary beryl.
  • The Emerald - Cleopatra's Favorite

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    The Emerald - Cleopatra's Favorite
    Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. Most emeralds are highly included, so their toughness (resistance to breakage) is classified as generally poor. Emerald is a cyclosilicate. The word "emerald" is derived (via Old French: esmeraude and Middle English: emeraude), from Vulgar Latin: esmaralda/esmaraldus, a variant of Latin smaragdus, which...
  • The Princess Diana Ring

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    The Princess Diana Ring
    Princess Diana and Prince Charles were married in 1981, even though I was too young to really see the impact her ring had on the world during the eighties, I did see it during the nineties.
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