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JUNE 20, 2016
The creation of the "Lady of the Nile Aquamarine" project started in February 2014. The rough Aquamarine from Thuong Xuan, Vietnam was purchased and taken by Gary W. Bowersox "The Gem Hunter" and Kay Kolt-Bowersox to Idar-Oberstein, Germany for carving by fourth generation, award winning carver Uli Pauly. After being featured in the USA and a gem show in Hong Kong Gem, it was sent to award-winning designer, Gregg Crawford for design and gem setting. On June 20, 2016 the jewelry master piece was finished. It contains an 85.64 carat, natural-untreated, rich blue Vietnamese Aquamarine set in 18 carat gold Egyptian motif with 12 platinum prongs surrounded by three Afghanistan emeralds weighting 1.42 carats and 1.14 carats of fine diamonds. The Gem Hunters price is $86,000.00.