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Mermaid’s Treasure


Aquamarine Crystal Double-Strand Necklace With Golden Keshi Pearls and Antique Gold India Bead Slide


Dressmaker details exemplify this aquamarine necklace that's designed to make a splash! Known as the treasure of mermaids, every mermaid I know wants these aquas in her collection.  Charcoal colored inclusions peek out from these beautifully matched large polished crystals, giving them great personality. The clear cyan blue color of this double-strand aquamarine necklace is complemented by golden salt water keshi pearls, silk cords in deep aqua, and a gorgeous antique India 20K gold bead that serves as the adjustable slide. Layer this baby up for an over-the-top statement. Tassels at the end of each silk cord are fashioned from labradorite drops, blue kyanite beads and pearls, so you can make an appropriately memorable exit!


designer: atelier bento



  • necklace length:  30 inches, adjustable
  • stone: natural aquamarine nuggets
  • stone sizes: 20mm graduated to 14mm
  • stone treatments:  none
  • gold content:  20K
  • gold bead source: India antique
  • marks: bento



N 00009
availability: one-of-a-kind


CONTACT: 520-906-7187


about aquamarines:


"Named after seawater, aquamarine’s fresh watery hue is a cool plunge into a refreshing pool". This is the opening descriptive line for aquamarines from the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Gem Encyclopedia. This short phrase captures the essence of this ethereal blue gemstone of the mineral species beryl. Other well known varieties of beryl include the classic green emerald, morganite (the peachy beryl discovered in Madagascar in 1910 and named in honor of J.P. Morgan), green beryl (a green too light to be represented as emerald), heliodor (a yellow to orange beryl), and the super rare red beryl - bixbite - found to date only in the Wah Wah mountains of Utah.


All the members of the beryl family are beryllium aluminum silicates by chemical composition with a Mohs Hardness of 7.5-8 and are found in pegmatite deposits, often at high elevations. Chemically pure beryl is colorless, but trace elements give rise to green, blue and pink/red colors. The most important variety is green emerald (colored by chromium or vanadium), followed by blue aquamarine and yellow heliodor (both colored by iron), and pink morganite (colored by manganese). The GIA Gem project: Beryl has some beautiful photographs of the stunning range of color found in beryls.


Of all gemstones, I think that the beryls are my favorite. Watching Amanda Adkins prospect for the "icy blue" on top of Mt. Antero in Colorado on the hit series Prospectors, cinched my love for the elusive blue gem. What fun it would be to unearth an aquamarine crystal! In ancient sea lore, aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids and was worn by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection.




Dew Drops of Aqua: Aquamarine and 18K gold necklace

Dewdrops of Aqua


detail of antique 18K gold enameled clasp on aquamarine crystal necklace

Rhapsody in Icy Blue



CONTACT: 520-906-7187


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