I had the amazing honor of acquiring this stunning and extremely rare stone from the personal collection of a gemstone museum owner in North Carolina. This stone has never been set in any piece of jewelry.... Here I offer a breathtaking transparent eye clean transparent 7.93ct cat's eye Aquamarine. Cat's Eye aquamarine are very hard to come by, and to attain one of this incredible museum quality is extremely rare. This stone is completely natural with absolutely NO color enhancements, NO heat treatments and NO clarity enhancements.This baby is 100% natural. I have local gemstone dealers drooling over this stone and just dying to get this from me to make a piece of jewelry out of it and re-sell for a premium to their luxury, high-end buyers.
This stone is literally one-in-a-million being so very transparent, with a natural untreated color/clarity and having such a beautiful luster and chatoyancy. It was very hard to capture the stunning beauty of this stone with my camera. Gemstone: Cat's Eye Aquamarine Contains vibrant chatoyancy with distinct "eye" Treatment: None Clarity: Transparent (very clear and can be seen through) Color: Blue/Green Size: 7.93 carats Measurements : 12.44 x 12.30 x 6.52mm Own this gorgeous museum quality stone and add it to your personal collection, or put it in a lovely setting for someone special even if that special someone is yourself! About Cat's Eye Aquamarine - History and Introduction.
Is a variety of green-blue beryl which exhibits a rare phenomenon known as chatoyancy. Chatoyancy is an optical trait distinguished by a unique reflection of light that resembles the slit-eye of a cat.
The cat's eye reflection is caused by light reflected off parallel inclusions, typically rutile needles, fibers or channels. This phenomenon is exceptionally rare and occurs only in a handful of different gems, including chrysoberyl , apatite.
Are best viewed under direct light; as the stone is rotated, a'slit-eye-of-a-cat' reflection will appear to glide across the surface of the stone. All varieties of aquamarine are the official birthstones f or the month of March. Cat's eye aquamarine belongs to the beryl group of minerals (beryllium aluminum silicates). The beryl family is most famous for chromium-rich green emerald. Other beryl gemstones include green-blue aquamarine, pink morganite, red bixbite, goshenite and heliodor (golden beryl).
All beryls possess excellent hardness and durability. Cat's eye aquamarine owes its color to iron impurities formed within colorless beryl crystal. Cat's eye aquamarine is always cut en cabochon in order to maximize the desirable effects of chatoyancy. Though intensity of color is typically the most valuable trait for colored gemstones, when it comes to cat's eye aquamarine, the distinction of the'eye' is considered most valuable. Specimens with clear, well-centered and well-defined eyes demand the highest prices.
Identifying Cat's Eye Aquamarine. Cat's eye aquamarine is easily distinguished from other aquamarine gems by the presence of chatoyancy. Typically, all aquamarine gems can be identified by their unique sea-blue color.
Cat's eye aquamarine is quite hard and its vitreous luster can be difficult to replicate. All beryl gemstones, including cat's eye aquamarine, will typically exhibit long, rod-like inclusions.
The presence of these inclusions can help identify cat's eye aquamarine from other similar materials. Cat's eye aquamarine can also be identified by the presence of iron and its distinct six-sided crystal structure. Other green-blue stones are typically much softer, and since very few gems tend to occur with chatoyancy, there are not many possibilities for confusion. Cat's Eye Aquamarine Color. Cat's eye aquamarine occurs in a variety of pastel green-blue colors, ranging from light-blue to dark-blue and blue-green to green-blue.
Blue is generally more favorable than green, but unlike most other gems, cat's eye aquamarine does not diminish in value because of less favorable color. Cat's Eye Aquamarine Clarity and Luster. Aquamarine occurs transparent to translucent, but lower grade material may appear opaque. Cat's eye aquamarine is typically included and eye-clean specimens are extremely rare. Most inclusions appear as long, hollow rods, a hallmark of beryl gemstones.
Cat's eye aquamarine has an extremely attractive vitreous (glass-like) luster. Cat's Eye Aquamarine Cut and Shape. Cat's eye aquamarine is always cut en cabochon, most often in ovals, since these shapes tend to preserve the most carat weight.Round and pear shapes are very rare, especially in larger sizes, and like most gems, calibrated sizes will command a higher price-per-carat. Cat's Eye Aquamarine Treatment. Cat's eye aquamarine is often heat treated to improve color, typically to reduce green and yellowish tones.
Heating is done at relatively low temperatures (approximately 725-850F or 400-450C). Heating at higher temperatures can result in unfavorable color change.
Though heating is common, many cat's eye aquamarine gemstones are completely untreated. In fact, only the darker, heavily included stones are heated. Cat's Eye Aquamarine Gemstone Mythology, Metaphysical and Alternative Crystal Healing Powers.
According to legend, aquamarine originated in the treasure chests of mystical mermaids. Legends say that aquamarines were the prized possessions of many mermaids, and they would help protect sailors from the dangers of sea, including warding off the symptoms of sea-sickness.
Since ancient times, Cat's Eye Aquamarine, along with other varieties of Aquamarine, have been regarded as a'sailor's lucky stone'. Cat's Eye Aquamarine owes its name to the Latin word for'seawater'. The sea-blue stone has a long tradition of being one of the favored gemstone for seamen. Aquamarine has a place in many cultures, including Ancient Greek and Roman culture; they also knew aquamarine to be a'sailor's gem', and believed it would help ensure safe and prosperous travels across stormy seas.It was often used to help sailors ensure safe and prosperous travels across the stormy waters. Cat's Eye Aquamarine is the planetary stone for Neptune and it is also an official birthstone for March. The healing powers of gems has been mentioned for centuries by healers, shamans and medicine men. Whether it's based on fact or is simply a placebo effect, it truly doesn't matter, as long as it helps those who believe. The best practice is to wear the gemstone in direct contact with the skin, especially near the injured part of the body. Physically, cat's eye aquamarine is thought to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, eye inflammation, sore throat and also reduce unsightly varicose veins. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones". The seller is "collectorsunite" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.