This genuine aquamarine briolette drop is fully rounded and faceted across its entire surface; the facets catch the light, enhancing the translucent aqua color. Create an eye-catching pendant or earring drop, or use multiple drops to create more complex necklace designs. The shape of this drop is particularly well-suited to vintage-style designs—briolettes were widely used in jewelry designs during the Victorian era. This drop is vertically half-drilled; use jeweler's epoxy to secure the drop on a peg finding.
Aquamarine, a transparent pastel blue to green-blue variety of beryl, is relatively abundant and often completely flawless. The crystal structure is hexagonal with striations along the length of the stone. Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin words for water and sea; according to folklore, this stone helps protect sailors and calm unruly seas.
• Care: Clean with warm, soapy water. Ultrasonic and steam cleaning are usually safe.