Lightning Color Question

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Check out this post.The pint LIGHTING in the middle is a true blue,cornflower blue.Once I saw a true blue colored jar the difference between aqua has always been obvious.Notice the KNOWLTON jar,about as close to a sky blue as you can get,but still a little green in there.
 

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May I add that in my humble opinion, when it comes to most any jar normally found in aqua - it doesn't matter whether you'd call it "green" or "blue" - if it's a pale, near-aqua color, it's aqua. I was trying to think of a jar where it would make a difference to me, and the only one I can think of is RB 274 - Ball Perfect Mason.

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First on left, clear - 4th from left, lt blue - 5th is a regular Ball Blue for comparison purposes - 7th from left is aqua.
But, clear, light blue, aqua - do you really care? Only if it matters to you and what you collect.
 

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Tammy -Thanks for all your help. I was just curious as to why all 3 of the jars in the first picture were called aqua. It dosen't make any difference in the value of these particular jars or to me as these are common colors for these jars as noted in the first post. I found a color chart on wikipedia that I think helps answer my original question. Aqua is predominately a blue color while the basic green/blue in most jars is a aquamarine. Dosen't change anything of significance on these jars, I just wanted to understand how everything from a light green to a nearly blue color was called aqua.
 

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