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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 an unique peachy pink tone. You may know more about members of its family such as aquamarines and emeralds, all part of the beryls family. A LITTLE HISTORY In 1911, a transparent gem discovered on the African island of Madagascar was hailed as an exciting new alternative to kunzite and pink tourmaline. The rose pink to lilac gem was named in honor of wealthy banker and gem connoisseur John Pierpont Morgan. Morgan was an avid customer of Tiffany's, and the jewelry store enthusiastically promoted the gem. Eventually, Madagascar's morganite deposits dec...
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How to clean Morganite jewelry

How to clean Morganite jewelry

Sue 01/19/2017 0
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 up on the stone will make it...
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