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Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Aquamarine, Matched Pair
Cut By : Doug Menadue 2017
Item : #1062
Design : Antique Round
Origin : Mozambique
Treatments : None
Weight : 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Comments : Here is a fabulous matched pair of fine Mozambique aquamarines. These superb aquamarine gemstones are well matched, eye clean and a nice big size. I think they would make a fantastic pair of very glamorous earrings, I can easily picture them surrounded by halos of diamonds and at night they would make the room dazzle!

These two gems are siblings to the Supernova Oval #1063. The three gems were all cut from the same mother stone which makes them very special indeed and perfect for a special suite of jewels... I call them 'The Three Sisters'.

See the original piece of aquamarine rough
here.

Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Antique Round, Mozambique, 9.73 Carats, 9.86 Carats, 13.15X13.15X10.69mm, 13.14X13.16X10.75mm, #1062, A wonderful matched pair of beautiful aquamarines cut in the classic Antique Round design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia

 

Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue 2017
Item : #1063
Design : Supernova Oval (Fred V Sant)
Origin : Mozambique
Treatments : None
Weight : 11.19 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 17.24x11.45x11.13mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Comments : This stunning pastal seafoam green hued aquamarine is one of three 'sibling stones' that I faceted from the one 'mother rock'. I was very fortunate to purchase a large fine piece of Mozambique aquamarine rough at Tucson this year (2017) and I knew straight away that I was going to cut three gorgeous matched gemstones from it to make a wonderful suite of stones... which I have done!

This lovely aquamarine has been cut in one of my all time favorite oval designs, the Supernova Oval. This design is perfectly suited to this type of material, with it's pastal seafoam green hue and bright glassy clear clarity. It is a gem that dances with life and brilliance and catches all the light in the room and facinates the eye. This aquamarine gem, along with it's 'siblings' is one that I highly recommend if you are looking for a suite of aquamarines with which to make something very unique and special. A beautiful stone in every way.

This fine gem is a sibling to the matched pair of Antique Rounds, #1062. The three gems were all cut from the same mother stone which makes them very special indeed and perfect for a special suite of jewels... I call them 'The Three Sisters'.


See the original piece of aquamarine rough here.

Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Aquamarine, Supernova Oval, Mozambique, 11.19 Carats, 17.24x11.45x11.13mm, #1063, A very fine natural Aquamarine which has been cut in the wonderful Supernova Oval design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia

 

Aquamarine, Pakistan, #191

Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #191
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Pakistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 17.6 ct carats
Clarity : Slightly Included
Size : 20.8 x 12 x 9 mm
Price : 1760

Comments : Here is a very nice large aqua. It is cut in the modern classic Smith Bar design and has a wonderful and vibrant "pixelation" light effect. It has some minor inclusions around the girdle and corners and a small black needle. It is very bright and glassy. Quite an impressive gem!


SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Aquamarine, Pakistan, #191
Aquamarine, Pakistan, #191
Aquamarine, Pakistan, #191
Aquamarine, Pakistan, #191
Aquamarine, Pakistan, #191

 

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Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
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Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2016
Item : #882
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 7.14 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 11.18x11.18x9.78mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Presented here is a very lovely natural Nigerian aquamarine that I precision faceted in the classic Asscher Cut design. Much of the aquamarine out there in the marketplace has been heated to remove the natural green tint so often found in aquamarine and turn it blue. Thankfully this aquamarine hasn't been treated like that and it retains a beautiful delicate minty green colour. The colour is soft and not overpowering and ensures that the gem is bright and lively. The asscher cut is perfect for this sort of gemstone creating the classic zig-zag lighting bolts and propeller effects. This is a very fine and exceptional natural Nigerian aquamarine.

Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #882

 

An exceptionally fine and stunning matched pair of natural aquamarines, 12.48 total carats, 11.5mm, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
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Stone : Aquamarine - Matched Pair
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2016
Item : #997
Design : Antique SG1
Origin : Mozambique
Treatments : None
Weight : 12.48 Total Carats / 6.28 ct / 6.20 ct
Clarity : Eye Clean / Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 11.5x11.5x9.31mm / 11.55x11.55x9.03mm
Pieces : 2
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here is one of the most beautiful matched pairs of natural aquamarines that I have ever cut. These are without doubt absolutely stunning gemstones, the colour is divine and is much better then the pictures suggest. In the hand they look a little more mint I think, but you really have to see them to believe them. These gems were cut from the one aquamarine crystal and so are perfectly matched in colour and saturation. This colour is natural... a very large proportion of the aquamarine in the marketplace has been heated to remove this gorgeous natural green hue so as to make it a uniform blue tone, which while lovely as well, just sometimes it's a blessing that it isn't done to every piece of aquamarine. This is the colour that defines, to my mind, what classic natural aquamarine should be. An exceptional pair of aquamarines.

These aquamarines will only be sold as a matched pair.

See the original rough stone here.

An exceptionally fine and stunning matched pair of natural aquamarines, 12.48 total carats, 11.5mm, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
An exceptionally fine and stunning matched pair of natural aquamarines, 12.48 total carats, 11.5mm, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems

 

Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
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Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2016
Item : #904
Design : Regulus Maximus (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 23.73 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 16.25x16.22x15.58mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here is an outstanding aquamarine, the first one to ever be cut in my new design, Regulus Maximus. This beautiful aquamarine gem has a wonderful blue colour and is really something to see. The design features a high crown and a deep pavilion to really maximise (hence the name) the size, colour and presence of this amazing stone. It is a gem that makes a statement! The design really brings this aquamarine to life and features a very lively, sharp, crisp facet pattern action. This gem would be ideal for a spectacular cocktail ring, especially with the high crown which brings fire to the stone. This is an aquamarine that I highly recommend for those that want and like a really serious statement ring, one with a dazzling gem that commands the entire room and draws every eye.

See the original rough stone HERE.

Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Aquamarine, Regulus Maximus, Brazil, 23.73 Carats, 16.25x16.22x15.58mm, #904, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems

 

Aquamarine, Acorn, Brazil, #455
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Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2012
Item : #455-OAIE
Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 13.4 carats
Clarity : Slightly Included
Size : 14.2 x 14.2 x 12 mm
Price : NOT FOR SALE

Comments : This is one magnificent Brazilian aquamarine! This beauty has been cut in my Acorn design though with one stepped tier on the pavilion rather then the usual two. This makes it not as deep as a regular Acorn gemstone. Now, the pics show some silver needle inclusions that look like comets or shooting stars. I must tell you that these inclusions look far more apparent in the pics then they do in real life. In person these inclusions are very hard to see and certainly, in my opinion, do not detraction from the appearance of the stone at all. You really have to look hard under good lighting to see them. The camera has a way of making gemstone inclusions seem worse then they really are.

The size of this gemstone is impressive and would certainly make an amazing ring if you like big stones. The colour is good, a very nice blue. It is a very bright, sparkly gem with lots of life and action.

SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Aquamarine, Acorn, Brazil, #455
Aquamarine, Acorn, Brazil, #455
Aquamarine, Acorn, Brazil, #455
Aquamarine, Acorn, Brazil, #455
Aquamarine, Acorn, Brazil, #455
Aquamarine, Acorn, Brazil, #455

 

Aquamarine, Signature #4, Brazil, #624
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Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2014
Item : #624
Design : Signature #4
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.4 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 10.8x10.8x6.7 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A bright and stunning aquamarine faceted in the "Signature #4" design, 10.8mm, 3.4ct. A high performance design with Lots of light and action that brings out the best in a gem.

Aquamarine, Signature #4, Brazil, #624
Aquamarine, Signature #4, Brazil, #624
Aquamarine, Signature #4, Brazil, #624
Aquamarine, Signature #4, Brazil, #624
Aquamarine, Signature #4, Brazil, #624
Aquamarine, Signature #4, Brazil, #624
Aquamarine, Signature #4, Brazil, #624

 

Aquamarine, Signature #3, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #575
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Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2013
Item : #575
Design : Signature #3 (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 18.7 carats
Clarity : Included
Size : 14x18.6x12 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A very unique aquamarine from the Harts Ranges in Central Australia. The aquamarine came from a small patch and showed great colour and interesting inclusions, like long fine silver needles or growth tubes and black flecks. The gem does have a sleepy appearance and at night it really glows - it seems to take and hold the light. Quite a fine Australian aquamarine and one for the collector.

Aquamarine, Signature #3, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #575
Aquamarine, Signature #3, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #575
Aquamarine, Signature #3, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #575
Aquamarine, Signature #3, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #575
Aquamarine, Signature #3, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #575
Aquamarine, Signature #3, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #575
Aquamarine, Signature #3, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #575
Aquamarine, Signature #3, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #575

 

Aquamarine, Victoria Regent, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #558
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Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2013
Item : #558
Design : Victoria Regent (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 10.6 carats
Clarity : Included
Size : 14.6x14.6x9.8 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a very unusual aquamarine. It comes from the Harts Ranges in central Australia which is renown for its various gem and mineral deposits. This aquamarine comes from a patch that was found by a prospector. It has a lovely deep sea green colour and is included with what looks like fine needles or perhaps growth tubes. There are also black fleck inclusions. This aquamarine has a sleepy appearance due to the inclusions. Its something a bit different and a good collector's stone. Contact me if you are interested in this unique Australian aquamarine material.

Aquamarine, Victoria Regent, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #558
Aquamarine, Victoria Regent, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #558
Aquamarine, Victoria Regent, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #558
Aquamarine, Victoria Regent, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #558
Aquamarine, Victoria Regent, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #558
Aquamarine, Victoria Regent, Harts Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, #558

 

Aquamarine, Signature #4, Nigeria, #374
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Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #374
Design : Signature #4 (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.5 carat
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 11 x 11 x 6.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments :This is a sweet little aquamarine gem that would make a fantastic pendant or ring. It's lovely soft colour is a greenish blue and the gem is very bright and flashy. A fine little aqua.

Aquamarine, Signature #4, Nigeria, #374
Aquamarine, Signature #4, Nigeria, #374
Aquamarine, Signature #4, Nigeria, #374
Aquamarine, Signature #4, Nigeria, #374
Aquamarine, Signature #4, Nigeria, #374

 

Aquamarine, Signature #3, #385
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Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #385
Design : Signature #3 (Jeff Graham)
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.25 carat
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12 x 9 x 7.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A beautiful, stunning aquamarine cut in my favorite rectangle barion cushion design. This design does amazing things in aquamarine and natural blue topaz, it cuts a gem full of life and brilliance. The colour is quite pale but very bright. At night this gem looks absolutely beautiful. A fine aquamarine gem.

Aquamarine, Signature #3, #385
Aquamarine, Signature #3, #385
Aquamarine, Signature #3, #385
Aquamarine, Signature #3, #385
Aquamarine, Signature #3, #385
Aquamarine, Signature #3, #385
Aquamarine, Signature #3, #385

 

Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
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Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #371
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : Unknown, possibly heated?
Weight : 4.9 carat
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 10 x 10 x 8.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here's the classic aqua asscher. This is a very fine large aqua with a nice lovely blue colour. It isn't the usual pale aqua that you see alot of, this one has a very defined blue with no green. I'm not sure whether it has been heated or not. There are a number of minor inclusions in the gem common to beryl including a few small, very fine silver needles near one edge along the girdle. I didn't notice them until I was polishing the stone so that might tell you something about them.

Because of its large and glorious size, I cut this asscher with 5 tiers on the pavilion and 4 on the crown. The "windmill" or "propeller" pattern is fantastic and I really like it. It is a very bright gem, nice and clear. If you like big blue aquas, this is the one for you... a very pleasing gem.


Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371

 

Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #209

Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #209
Design : Emerald Cut
Origin : Pakistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 9.5 ct carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 9 x 15 x 8 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is an outstanding aquamarine! The design is the Emerald Cut... I couldn't think of a better design for this particular gem. The gem is very clean for so big an aqua. There is just the slightest tint of green which I love... just enough to make it special. This is a very elegant gem... the sort of stone that one can spend a long time searching for. It has a fine water, glassy and crisp. The photos do not do this gem justice... it is much better in person. Top shelf gem!


SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #209
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #209
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #209
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #209
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #209
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #209
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #209
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #209
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #209

 

Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #210

Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #210
Design : Emerald Cut
Origin : Pakistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.4 ct carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 7 x 11 x 6.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A beautiful, watery aquamarine. The design is the Emerald Cut and suits aqua very well. Its a nice size for a ring. It was cut from the same piece of rough as #212 which makes them "sibling stones". They are perfectly matched in colour because of this however this gem is slightly larger. They would make a nice pair of earrings. There are some minor veils.


SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #210
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #210
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #210
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #210
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #210
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #210
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #210

 

Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #212

Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #212
Design : Emerald Cut
Origin : Pakistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.6 ct carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 6.5 x 11 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A beautiful, watery aquamarine. The design is the Emerald Cut and suits aqua very well. Its a nice size for a ring. It was cut from the same piece of rough as #210 which makes them "sibling stones". They are perfectly matched in colour because of this however this gem is slightly smaller. They would make a nice pair of earrings. There is a thin silver needle near the bottom of the pavilion running parallel with the keel.


SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #212
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #212
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #212
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #212
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #212
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #212
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #212
Aquamarine, Emerald Cut, Pakistan, #212

 

Aquamarine, Brilliance, Mozambique, #208

Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #208
Design : Brilliance
Origin : Mozambique
Treatments : Heated?
Weight : 1.5 ct carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 5.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Fantastic blue aquamarine in a very brilliant round design. This is something a little different and very nice. The blue is a bit darker then normal and I'd say it was light/medium. I am unsure whether it has been heated so assume that it has... most "blue" aquamarine has been heated in order to remove the green tint. A top little gem!

Aquamarine, Brilliance, Mozambique, #208
Aquamarine, Brilliance, Mozambique, #208
Aquamarine, Brilliance, Mozambique, #208
Aquamarine, Brilliance, Mozambique, #208
Aquamarine, Brilliance, Mozambique, #208
Aquamarine, Brilliance, Mozambique, #208
Aquamarine, Brilliance, Mozambique, #208

 

Aquamarine, Pakistan, #197

Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #197
Design : Classic I (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Pakistan
Treatments : None
Weight : .94 ct carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 6 x 6 x 4 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A nice bright little aquamarine cut in a classic shape. It is very light blue and quite pretty.

Aquamarine, Pakistan, #197
Aquamarine, Pakistan, #197
Aquamarine, Pakistan, #197
Aquamarine, Pakistan, #197
Aquamarine, Pakistan, #197

 

Aquamarine, Mozambique, #203

Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #203
Design : Nigerian Cushion (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Mozambique
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.6 ct carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 7.5 x 7.5 x 5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A very fine aquamarine cut in a classic cushion design. There is a very minor veil inclusion that needs a 10X loupe to be seen. This gem would make an excellent ring stone.

Aquamarine, Mozambique, #203
Aquamarine, Mozambique, #203
Aquamarine, Mozambique, #203
Aquamarine, Mozambique, #203
Aquamarine, Mozambique, #203
Aquamarine, Mozambique, #203

 



Information For precious and semi precious gemstones

Stone : Aquamarine
Moh's Hardness : 7.5 - 8
Origin Locations : Minas Gerais, Brazil; Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Africa; Sir Lanka, Madagascar; USA; India; Burma; Afghanistan; Pakistan; O'Briens Creek, NQ, Harts Ranges, NT, Australia
Treatments : None, Heating
Clarity : Eye Clean to Included
Color : Various shades of blue to blue-green
Cleavage : Indistinct
Crystal System : Hexagonal prisms
Chemical Composition : Al2Be3(Si6O18) - Aluminum Beryllium Silicate
Refractive Index (RI) : 1.564 - 1.596
Density : 2.68 - 2.74
Birthstones : Aquamarine is the birthstone for March.
Aquamarine is the zodiac stone for Aquarius.
Aquamarine is the stone for the 19th anniversary.

Comments : Aquamarine has long been among the most popular gemstones that people have worn. It is one of the big names, along side emeralds, sapphires, rubies and diamonds. All throughout history it has been mentioned. The name "aquamarine" comes from the Latin meaning "water of the sea" and is so named because of its beautiful blue-green colour. Aquamarine occurs in light blue to dark blue and blue-green, with a very intense blue variety named "Santa Maria" after the mine with the same name in Ceara, Brazil.

Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl family, along side emeralds (green chrome/vanadium containing), morganite (pink), heliodor (golden yellow) and goshenite (colorless). The colouring agent in aquamarine is iron. Aquamarines are commonly subjected to various treatments, such as heating and neutron or gamma irradiation. This is done to improve the colour or remove the green from a stone. I think its a bit of a shame that the green is so often cooked from aquamarine to create a more bluer stone. It is this blue-green colour for which aquamarine has gained its name, and the blue-green colour is truly beautiful and clearly marks the gem as being an aquamarine.

Care must be taken with aquamarine as it can be brittle and sensitive to pressure, as well as being sensitive to high temperatures, so be careful when making jewelry as it can result in possible discoloration. Aquamarines are often cut in classic step (emerald) cuts or scissor cuts as these styles help enhance the stone's colour.

In the past decade, Pakistan has been producing alot of aquamarine, both as facet rough and magnificent specimens that are popular with mineral collectors. This material is often quite pale but very clear and free of inclusions. Some of the best and richest coloured aquamarine that I have personally seen has come from O'Briens Creek near Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia. This location is famous for topaz however there is some great aquamarine to be found there as well. A pic of a big aquamarine crystal from O'Briens Creek can be seen
here, and another here. The colour of these crystals is as beautiful as it comes.

Aquamarine can be found in quite large crystals. One of the largest aquamarine crystals on record was found in 1910 at Marambaya, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This monster weighed 110.5kg (243lbs) and was 48.5cm (18in) long and 42cm (15.5in) in diameter. It was gem quality and believed to have been be cut into many gemstones with a total combined weight of over 100,000 carats! Thats alot of aquamarine... imagine finding that aquamarine crystal... not something you'd find everyday.

 

 

 

 

 

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