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Emerald bought in India

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My Mother recently bought an Emerald whilst on holiday in India. The stone has been set. Only problem is it looks like it's clear in places and green in others, a bit like if you dropped green dye into water and it forms coloured clouds. I know of cloudy Emeralds, and this looks nothing like one. I will post a picture as soon as I can.

asked Dec 26, 2013 by Xeno (120 points)

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Emeralds often have flaws and appear cloudy. Please post some pictures so we can take a look...

answered Dec 30, 2013 by hershel (45,560 points)
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i got an emerald suposedly, and it discolorated later, just like you say, like if it was bleached. I believe is fake, Anyone?

answered Dec 30, 2013 by Sam (140 points)
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Emeralds are durable and have stable color. Color discoloration is likely a sign of artificial coloration.

answered Jan 3, 2014 by hershel (45,560 points)

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