Aquaprase Trailblazer Ring
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The gem that stumped the scientists
Over 2 1/2 carats of the jewelry world's most intriguing newcomer
"The attractive bluish green color of aquaprase, which may be caused by chromium and nickel, should prove to be a popular and welcome addition to the gem trade." –– Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
Veteran gem explorer Yianni Melas knew he was onto something. While working in Africa, Melas found an interesting gem specimen on the shelf of a friend that wasn't like anything he'd seen before. With a color that changed from blue-green to yellow-green when light was applied to it, Melas was intrigued. Digging a trench in the area, the Greek geologist found more of this unique gem.
Melas sent the gem to a lab, which responded that it was chrysoprase. Convinced they were wrong, he sent the gem onto the Gemological Institute of America, which concluded that Melas was right. The new gem was dubbed aquaprase.
"The attractive bluish green color of aquaprase, which may be caused by chromium and nickel, should prove to be a popular and welcome addition to the gem trade," wrote GIA.
Now you can make this all-new and all-natural gemstone your own. Presenting the Aquaprase Trailblazer Ring, a stunning piece that places this new stone in a cushion setting. With a 3 ¼ ctw, this ring places aquaprase, smoky quartz and white topaz in yellow gold-wrapped .925 sterling silver to make the ultimate statement piece.
Aquaprase is THE gem discovery of the 21st century. Get your hands on the hottest stone to hit the gem world in years with the Aquaprase Trailblazer Ring.
- 3 1/4 ctw
- Yellow gold-finished .925 Sterling silver
- (1) cushion 11x9mm blue Aquaphase 2 5/8ctw
- (4) square 2.5mm brown smoky Quartz
- (52) round 1mm white Topaz
- Design 13mm L, 14mm W
- Sits 8mm high
- Band 3.11mm width
- Available in whole sizes5-10
- 5 grams