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Clarity Enhancement In Emeralds

I just finished my GIA continuing education program for the year…talk about waiting until the last screaming minute. The final assignment was about clarity enhancements in emeralds. One of the well-respected researchers at GIA, Shane McClure, was showing examples of … Continue reading

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Aquamarine Sister to Emerald

Did you kow aquamarine and emerald belong to the same gem species? Both aquamarine and emerald are members of the mineral species, Beryl. The color is the most obvious difference between aquamarine and emerald. Aquamarine ranges in color from greenish … Continue reading

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Peridot Mistaken For Emerald????

Peridot’s finest richly saturated green color is so impressive, it has been mistaken throughout history as emerald. In fact, for centuries people believed the amazing 200-carat green gemstones on the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in Cologne Cathedral in … Continue reading

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