This is a rare Aquamarine, as it is from the famous Santa Maria Mine in Brazil. Santa Maria aquamarines are the finest in the world. As aquamarines are a Type 1 gemstone, they should be free of inclusions, and as such, aquamarine quality and pricing is based primarily upon color. The more the saturation, the more the value. The Santa Maria mine produces very, very little material now. It is almost depleted. A lot of aquamarines will say, "Santa Maria Aquamarine" and they are referring to the color. This one is the real deal - from the actual Santa Maria Mine.
This is a great aquamarine - the carat weight is big - over 5 carats; the color is the perfect Santa Maria Aquamarine color - brilliant blue; the clarity is VVS (eye clean); the cut is a great cushion shape. We put this beautiful gemstone in a setting we designed - with diamonds in a floral design on each side with larger marquise and rounds, plus diamonds on the setting basket - for classic sophistication at every angle.
Weight: 5.52 carats
Size (LxWxD): 10.77 x 10.19 x 7.89 mm
Cut: Square Cushion, Brilliant
Origin: Santa Maria de Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Metal: 18K Solid White Gold
2 Round Shape, Bezel Set, .07 carats each
4 Marquise Shape, Bezel Set, .10 carats each
Round Diamonds on the Setting Basket
Weight: .79 tcw
Size: 6.5 (easily sizable - we offer complimentary sizing on all our rings)