There are aquamarine deposits in a number of countries. Among them are Brazil, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Myanmar (Burma.
Also, the sources of aquamarines are the countries of Africa: Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia and Nigeria.
The main aquamarine deposit from Russia is the famous Sherlovaya Gora, which is located in Transbaikalia.
Aquamarine samples from Volyn’ (Ukraine) have a collection value. This deposit of beryls and topazes is considered to be developed today, however, sometimes single beryls appear in the market in crystals and cut for private collections. Crystals of transparent Volyn’ golden and greenish-yellow heliodors are very beautiful, they have a characteristic elongated shape and a natural surface with etching figures. After heat treatment, such beryls acquire an aquamarine blue color.
Vietnam also supplies natural aquamarines to the market. Their peculiarity is a rich bluish color, but the clarity is low, almost all the rough materials are cracked. Once upon a time, top blue aquamarines were mined in India, but today there is almost no production.
If we talk about aquamarine we can not ignore the deposits in Pakistan and Afghanistan. These countries are the birthplace of luxurious aquamarine crystals: of the correct crystallographic form, in perfectly preserved mother rock – a real miracle, the dream of a collector of minerals! However, aquamarines of saturated blue colors are not found in these deposits, all stones are quite light.
Most stones in the modern international market are still of brazilian origin, although african aquamarines from Mozambique and Madagascar are gaining popularity.