Aquamarine Specimen 013
Aquamarine is a delicate blue stone sometimes opaque and sometimes translucent. It is known as the "gem of the sea". It is easy to see why Aquamarine has always been associated with the sea. Used in jewelry since at least 500 BC, its tropical ocean blue tones effortlessly invoke images of landless skies and the waters below. Once believed to be the treasure of mermaids, it was often worn by sailors and travelers as a talisman to protect against being shipwrecked and to ward off sea sickness. It is largely found in Brazil, Pakistan, India, Madagascar and parts of Africa.
I have a great collection that came from a known vendor in Japan. The pieces are from Pakistan. They usually have a matrix of beautiful mica and the Aquamarine is a very good quality with good translucency and color. These would be a wonderful addition to your collection.
Size: Length-2.25 inches Width-2.5 inches Height-1.5 inches
Weight: 3.5 oz (99 grams)