Lady Athena Aquamarine Carving:
Single, exceptionally clear aquamarine crystal carving commissioned to Bonhams-famous carver, Meg Berry, to follow our specifications. A chain can be run behind Lady Athena's hair to wear the piece as a pendant.
The Origin: Brazil
The Measurements: 53.94mm x 20.24mm x 17.15mm
The Weight: 102.50 carats
Other Notes: Sky blue with minimal green modifier. Fits 3mm chain. Signed "MEG" by artist Meg Berry. Chain not included. The blue crystal Gummi Venus de Milo.
Mohs hardness: 7.5 - 8
- hexagonal crystal system (six faces)
- blue variety of beryl
promotes happiness, hope, and everlasting youth
- helps two people with different lifestyles live together in harmony
The official name for "blue beryl," aquamarine is an aqua greenish-blue member of the same family of stones as emerald and morganite. It is the March birthstone and can be found around the world with notable deposits located in Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Nigeria, and San Diego (California). Newer, high grade icy blue material from Vietnam has recently been hitting the market.
Aquamarine ranks 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness making it a good, durable stone for all jewelry purposes. It can safely be worn in rings with little concern and can be cleaned with chemical jewelry cleaners.