Large aquamarine pendant featuring a gorgeous polished cabochon mounted in a chunky sterling silver setting. Aquamarine is the blue variety of the mineral beryl whose colour is caused by impurities of iron. Shades of colour in this gemstone can vary from pale green to light blue but the light blue translucent stones which look very similar to blue topaz have almost always been heat treated.
The crystallisation in this aquamarine cabochon can be seen if you look carefully and as light reflects off the crystals minute specs of colour can also be seen. It's a particularly impressive piece and one that will really be appreciated by those drawn to polished rocks and minerals.
Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for March and whilst Bloodstone and Jasper may be used as alternatives, they are not quite as popular.
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Weight (grams) : 32.7
Size (cms) : 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.2