Alyssa Marriele Lorenzo, Aquamarine Advent Serenity

Alyssa Marriele Lorenzo, Aquamarine Advent Serenity

The 12 Women of Christmas 2009 Series

December 6, 2009
Location: MMLDC, Antipolo City
Model: Alyssa Marriele Lorenzo
MUA/Hairstylist: Jaqi Fragata Simeon
Creative Director/Photographer: Rman Nepomuceno
Production Assistants: Raymond and Renzo
Special Thanks to : Glitz & Glams Accessories
Giselle Dela Merced, Owner/Designer 09239561082/09275383715

About Alyssa:

Occupation: Fashion Assistant Intern, Mega Magazine

Christmas 2009 Message:

Celebrate Christmas with Joys in our heart! It’s time to forgive and a time to give love! It’s Christmas Time, so let the abundance of sharing and merry fill each home.

Personal Style Guide for Christmas:

Christmas is a family time and a celebration of happiness and peace. Proper attire on the moods and the theme fits best for me to be classic and classy. Confidence is what matters and not the brand that just hiding behind my dress. It is my innate style that should be noticed.

The Color Aquamarine:

Aquamarines are found in a range of blue shades, from the palest pastel to greenish-blue to a deep blue. While the choice of color is largely a matter of taste, the deeper blue gems are more rare. Aquamarine is a pastel gemstone, and while color can be quite intense in larger gemstones, the smaller Aquamarines are often less vivid.

The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words “aqua marina” which means “sea water” reflecting the color of the crystals. A transparent, pale green variety of beryl, is often used as a gemstone.

The color is due to trace amounts of iron impurities in the beryl structure.

Some have chatoyancy (cat’s-eyes and stars)

It is closely related to the emerald, both belonging to the beryl family

Like diamonds, gemstones are graded by color, cut, clarity and carat weight

The largest ever stone was found during 1910 in Brazil, weighing 243 pounds. It was then cut into smaller stones which yielded over 200,000 carats.

The Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl (beryllium aluminum silicate) family. The crystal structure of the Aquamarine, the March birthstone, is Hexagonal.

The properties with which the Aquamarine, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Pisces, is associated are as follows:

Faithfulness, courage and friendship

Awareness, quick response and easing communication problems

This gemstone is often used as a charm by sailors for protection while at sea.