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Lemon yellow and "Aquamarine" Blue quartz

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Akita

Hi there,

Can anyone tell me more about the lemon yellow and "Aquamarine" blue quartz I'm seeing around? Are these colours of quartz usually treated? A google search showed that most naturallly occuring blue quartz tends to be opaque.

 

An example of what I'm referring to:

Quartz - 19.71 ct ~ BLUE AQUAMARINE PEAR CUT QUARTZ Gemstone for sale in Mossel Bay (ID:44178455)

Quartz - 15.13 ct Beautiful Natural Oval Cut Lemon Quartz Gemstone for sale in Mossel Bay (ID:44184391)

 

Thanks in advance for any input.

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Cali Craft and Gems

Hello Akita

 

Firstly, it is good that you have sought advice via the Forum - this is a place where you can learn many interesting things.

 

Re your queries - Lemon Quartz is basically unheated citrine (the gemologists can correct me if I am wrong). It is all in the same 'family'. Can be called Lemon Quartz, Lemon Citrine, Unheated Citrine. Truly a beautiful light shade of naturally occuring lemon yellow.

 

Re the blue aquamarine quartz - it is Quartz of a "blue aquamarine" shade / colour. It has no relation to Aquamarine, but the name is used to describe the colour. (same goes for Tourmaline green quartz, Paraiba quartz, etc - colour reference only). I am unsure if all of these colours are treatments / dyed or not (I'm not the brightest candle in the pack at this time of night).

 

I trust that this sheds some light on your enquiries.

 

Regards,

Janet - Cali Craft and Gems

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Akita

Hi Janet,

Thank you so much for your quick reply. I've read almost all of the gemstone forum, and you're right - very interesting! I remember a post about sellers referring to it incorrectly as Aquamarine and I'm glad to see that the one's I'm looking at are clearly saying that it's Aquamarine Blue Quartz. Oddly I feel more comfortable about the yellow quartz than I do about the blue.

 

I have other questions though, is it better to start a new thread with each or put them together?

 

Many thanks,

Kirsten

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Cali Craft and Gems

Hi Kirsten

 

Suppose it all depends on the question - if it is similar to the one here, then you can include it in this thread, but if it is a totally different query, then perhaps start a new thread for it to get the best exposure and responses.

 

Kind regards,

Janet - CCG

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