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A Buyer's Guide to Aquamarines

A Buyer's Guide to Aquamarines

Sam 05/15/2017 0
 Aquamarine is a semi-precious gemstone with a beautiful tropical water tone. You may know more about members of its family such as emeralds, morganite, all part of the beryls family. A LITTLE HISTORY Aquamarine's cool blue hues are reflected in its name, which comes from the Latin for "sea water". Medieval sages prescribed water touched by aquamarine for a host of ills, including those affecting the eyes and lungs. They promised the virtues of insight and ofresight to the gem's wearers. Aquamarine crystals can grow to huge sizes, and are ususally blessed with excellent clarity. Gem body color...
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A Buyer's Guide to Morganites

A Buyer's Guide to Morganites

Sam 05/10/2017 0
 Morganite is a semi-precious gemstone with a beautiful soft peachy pink tone. You may know more about members of its family such as emeralds, aquamarine, all part of the beryls family. A LITTLE HISTORY Morganite’s subtle color is caused by traces of manganese. Because morganite has distinct pleochroism—pale pink and a deeper bluish pink—it’s necessary to orient the rough carefully for fashioning. Strong color in morganite is rare, and gems usually have to be large to achieve the finest color.  MORGANITE JEWELRY QUALITY FACTOR With a hardness of 71/2 to 8 on Mohs scale, Morganite stands right ...
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How to clean Morganite jewelry

How to clean Morganite jewelry

Sue 01/19/2017 0
How to clean your Morganites  Morganites and Aquamarines. Gemstones are major oil magnets and attracts any kind of soaps and oils then dries up and builds up all over again. So it's important to always clean before there are new layers of buildup. At home cleaning is very effective when you are thorough but you do also have to be consistent. Instructions below but be sure to be very thorough. For example, when I do the at home cleaning I've attempted to skip the step where excess water is completely removed before blow drying and it turned right back to cloudy. That excess drop of water drying...
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