Hand-Carved Aquamarine Pendant by Betteridge
by Steven Grotell on September 7th, 2010
Inspired by Egyptian and Sumerian rolling seals, this 100ct hand carved aquamarine pendant was turned from a 200ct plus piece of rough, reported to have been mined in Kenya at the end of the 19th century. Kenyan Aquamarine is extremely rare and is characterized by its sea foam color. Examples in this size are extremely rare.
Hand-carved in Germany by masters of the miniature, this crystal features two owl’s perched within gothic arches and inscribed in Latin with the words “aude sapirre” (‘dare to be wise’) and “amabit sapiens” (‘wise men love’).
Suspended between platinum caps with leaf motif top and bottom and set with 38 2.00mm diamonds weighing approximately 1.00ct, it will be finished with a tassel of graduated sapphire beads weighing approximately 6cts, and worn on a lovely silk cord.
This is truly a unique piece designed to inspire its wearer to be ever conscious of wisdom and love.