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  • Catalogue Essay

    From intricately carved amulets to British Crown jewels, aquamarine is coveted for its fetching greenish-blue colour that is reminiscent of its name which translates to ‘water of the sea’ from Latin. This important member of the beryl family was first unearthed in the Santa Maria de Itabira mine in Brazil, and specimens from this region was praised for its saturated deep blue colour and ‘eye clean’ clarity which is highly unusual in beryl. In the trade, ‘Santa Maria’ now stands for a supreme colour in the finest aquamarines. Whilst the majority of aquamarines is heat-treated to obtain a bluish hue, this 61.95-carat stone has not undergone any heat treatment and amazes with its stunning and crisp blue colour. It is a true spectacle of nature. In addition to being an alluring blue gem, aquamarine is also the birthstone for March and the gemstone to mark the 19th anniversary.


A Rare Aquamarine and Diamond Ring

Size 6

HK$320,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$475,000

Contact Specialist
Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019