This is a large natural, unheated Brazilian aquamarine. See the photos of the crystal and cutting as well as the finished stone! The inclusions in this stone are interesting, this is one of a kind. Nice color and brilliance with 229 facets.
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The first documented use of Aquamarine stone is by the Greeks, around the time period 480 to 300 BC. It has been very popular since the 17th.
The largest gem-quality aquamarine crystal mined to date is 19 inches long.
Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for “seawater” and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea.
Most of the world’s supply of quality aquamarine can be found in Brazil, but some of the finest quality aquamarines in the United States can be found in Colorado. In fact, the state recognized aquamarine as their official gemstone in 1971.
In 1936 the Brazilian president gave Eleanor Roosevelt a 1,298 carat aquamarine. The gemstone now resides in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.