Aquamarine ladies pendant featuring a beautiful polished cabochon. Although translucent this stone is heavily included which is not unusual for this blue variety of the mineral beryl. The vertical line that can be seen just right of centre is a natural fracture within the stone and there are several others that can also be seen upon closer inspection. These characteristics should not be confused for cracks. In nature perfection rarely exists and it's often the anomalies and oddities which make a gemstone particularly unique.
Aquamarine is part of the family of minerals known as beryl. Other varieties include emerald, morganite, heliodor and the lesser known goshenite.
Aquamarine is birthstone for the month of March, it's relatively hard and grades 7½ to 8 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness. The finest grades can be extremely expensive, tend to be faceted and prices are calculated according to carat weight.
Aquamarine can vary from the deepest shades of green to the lightest shades of blue and impurities of iron are the cause of its colour. Few people are aware that the light blue coloured stones which are the most highly sought after have often been heat treated.
Mounted in a hand crafted sterling silver setting, this is a beautiful aquamarine pendant that certainly won't disappoint.
Weight (grams) : 22.5
Size (cms) : 2.8 x 3.9 x 1