Natural, unheated, aquamarine – 5.93 carat, cushion cut

£185.00

It was expertly cut from a large piece of rough material (weighing over 1kg) by a local Sri Lankan cutter into a beautiful shape that would be ideal for a ring or pendant.

It is a colourless piece of aquamarine with generally good clarity, although there is one clearly visible inclusion and this is reflected in the price of the stone.Colour – White/Colourless
Type – Aquamarine
Quantity – 1
Weight – 5.93ct
Dimension – 12.9×9.9×7.2mm (approx)
Shape / Cut – Cushion
Source – Pohorabawa, Sri Lanka
Enhancements – None
Birthstone – March


Description

Aquamarine is a greenish-blue to pale blue member of the beryl family (which also includes emerald) and is known for its delicate blue or blue-green colouring, which accounts for its name.

Aquamarine is a popular stone with very good hardness (7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale) and impressive lustre. The stone’s hardness protects it to a certain extent from scratching and makes it an excellent choice for all kinds of jewellery that is worn on a regular basis. The most popular cuts are emerald (step) and brilliant cut with long or rectangular shapes.

Much more often than its famous green cousin, aquamarine is almost entirely free of inclusions.

According to legend, aquamarine was originally found in a treasure chest owned by mermaids and therefore it has long been regarded as a lucky stone for sailors.

Aquamarine is the birthstone for those born in March.

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Why Buy?

Why would you buy a gemstone from Nineteen48?

Putting it simply, there are 3 reasons – quality, ethics and charity.

Quality

Most importantly, you are guaranteed a high quality product. We offer the best Sri Lankan gemstones at very competitive prices.

Ethics

Furthermore, if you care about how your gemstones are sourced then we can reassure you that our stones are ethically mined with the minimum of impact on the environment.

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Charity

Lastly, every gem you buy helps a good cause, because we commit to donating 25% of our net profits to charitable causes in Sri Lanka.

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So maybe the question should be - Why wouldn't you buy a gemstone from Nineteen48?

If you would like us to help you find the perfect gemstone then contact us today.