By Lauriane Lognay
Aquaprase (also known as blue chalcedony) is a brand-new gemstone that opens up a world of possibilities for designers and jewellers alike. Its colour can be a deep lagoon turquoise in the blue-green spectrum. The stone itself is translucent to opaque and offers a vast range of different patterns to make designs interesting. It also has a good hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale and comes from the quartz family (as do stones like amethyst, citrine, and onyx).
At the moment, most jewellers are working with gemstones first discovered long before their births, such as rubies, sapphires, tourmalines, and turquoise. This new gem is the perfect opportunity to offer a fresh start and a unique idea to clients and designers alike.
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