ITEM: Glamorous Aqua Diamond & Topaz Ring.
COMPOSITION: 14K Yellow.
GEM: Aqua Blue 9 mm = 2.75 carat. (8) 1 pt round diamonds (12) blue topaz baguettes
CONDITION: Estate Item, excellent
WEIGHT: 6.6 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 1/2", knuckle to knuckle (N to S)
SIZE: 9, we can size for an additional fee. Please inquire if needed.
COMMENTS: The center stone is a lovely colored natural cushion cut aquamarine set by four corner prongs. The aqua is flanked by eight round diamonds that wrap around the center aqua. There is a undercarriage of twelve blue topaz baguettes. Pictured as received from a local estate. Crafted in 14K yellow gold. Circa 1995.
The origin of the name spinel is unknown. It may be a derivative of the Latin word "spinella" or from a Greek word meaning spark, in reference to the bright red or orange color of some crystals although spinel comes in a vast array of colors.
Since early times, aquamarine has been believed to endow the wearer with foresight, courage, and happiness. It is said to increase intelligence and make one youthful. As a healing stone, it is said to be effective as a treatment for anxiety and in the Middle Ages it was thought that aquamarine would reduce the effect of poisons.
A legend says that sailors wore aquamarine gemstones to keep them safe and prevent seasickness.
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