National Museum of Natural History Installs Dom Pedro Aquamarine
Posted on December 9, 2012
The National Museum of Natural History will has put the Dom Pedro Aquamarine on display. The Dom Pedro Aquamarine is the largest single piece of cut-gem aquamarine in the world. The obelisk, designed by gem artist Bernd Munsteiner, stands 14 inches tall and 10,363 carats or 4.6 pounds.
The gem was mined from a Brazilian pegmatite in the late 1980s. It is named after Brazil's first two emperors, Dom Pedro Primeiro and his son, Dom Pedro Segundo.