It is difficult to find Aquamarines of this size, and this one won't disappoint. Not only for its exceptional size, but also for its beautiful, soft blue colour.
I cut this stone in a design called 'Trip-Trap', written by Marco Voltolini, which is a modified version of the classic emerald step-cut design.
It is very clean with one small feather on one edge, hard to notice even when you look for it.
Beryls come in many colors and a few recognizable names. Belonging to this family are Morganite (pink to orange), Heliodore (yellow), Aquamarine (greenish-blue to blue), and even Emerald (green)! It's actually the trace elements inside the Beryl that gives it its color. In Emerald, trace elements of chromium give it its unique 'Emerald Green' color, while iron makes Aquamarine the well known greenish-blue. Beryl is a 7.5-8 on the Mohs Scale of hardness and should be treated with care if wearing in a ring.
11.8 carat Aquamarine Light Blue
Size: 18.8 x 10.8
Cut: Trip-Trap by Marco Voltolini
Treatment: Assumed Heated
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe