Corvus Aquamarine and Pink Sapphire Necklace

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Corvus Aquamarine and Pink Sapphire Necklace

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14k gold with an aquamarine baguette and a square pink sapphire totaling .38 carats. 

Originally hand-carved by designer Lily Raven with handset stones. 

Aquamarine, the birthstone associated with March, has been a beloved stone of our ancestors for centuries. In ancient Greece, designs were engraved into aquamarine stones and it was believed to give safe passage across stormy seas. The Sumerians, Egyptians, Hebrews, and Greeks all coveted aquamarine as well.

The name “aquamarine” comes from the Latin word for “ocean” and “water”, referring to its blue colour. It's the gem for the star sign of Pisces. In ancient times, aquamarine was said to calm waves. Sailors also wore aquamarine amulets to ward off the treacherous calls of mythical sea sirens. Roman fishermen called the gemstone “water of the sea” and used it as protection, for safe travels and luck while fishing.

It was long ago considered a mermaid stone, part of their undersea treasure troves.  Roman philosopher Pliny addresses the mermaid treasure in this line handed down over the ages, “the lovely aquamarine, which seems to have come from some mermaid’s treasure house, in the depths of a summer sea, has charms not to be denied.”

Lily carved this highly geometric, quadrilateral-focused shape and fell in love with its unique appearance. Unbeknownst to her, she'd soon find out she'd carved the shape of the "Corvus Constellation". Corvus is Latin for "Raven". This ring is one huge testament to trusting that when something feels right... it's right. 

5% of this necklace's proceeds serve to benefit charity. Read more about where your generous contributions are going this month here, and thank you for helping a beautiful cause.