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Common treatments for what is called "Moss Aquamarine" in beaded gemstone industry?

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"Moss Aquamarine", a common product name in the beaded gemstone community, appears to be a bluish green type of aqua with limited transparency and a lot of dark specks of inclusions (btw, if anyone can tell me what's the likely mineral of these inclusions, I'd love to know!). These stones are often color zoned, with areas of yellower and greener material, and they tend to have very little blue to them.

My question: Are these stones routinely treated (heat treated, dyed, etc)? Any sort of info would be helpful! Thank you!

Moss Aqua cab on GemSelect

Moss Aqua Briolette on Etsy

asked Nov 19, 2013 by Olga (120 points)

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Maybe I am out of the loop, but I have never heard of "Moss Aquamarine" before. From your pictures it would seem that it is heavily included aquamarine, so they name "Moss Aquaramine" is a nice way to market it. Not sure about the heating, but my guess would be that these are inexpensive and not worthwhile heating. Though cannot say for certain.

answered Nov 20, 2013 by hershel (52,800 points)
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Could someone please advise me how to rebring the color to an aquamarine stone after polishing it with a toothpaste brush? The back whitish foil on the back of the stone has half-gone out of it and it looks like zirconia/crystal in the middle. Thank you in advance

answered Nov 24, 2013 by Ina (140 points)

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