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Sage & Magic

Ouro Verde Quartz Tower in Garden on Stand

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Ouro Verde Quartz, often referred to as Lemon quartz, is a sought-after light yellow/green variant of quartz that undergoes irradiation and heating. Those familiar with gemstones will recognize that there are numerous methods developed by humans to enhance the appearance of lesser quality gems. At times, these enhancements can entirely transform a gem. The mechanism behind the color change due to irradiation is simple. Radiation displaces electrons from certain atoms, allowing other atoms to absorb them. This creates "color centers" that modify the gemstone's light absorption pattern, and consequently, its hue. Typically, labs utilize gamma rays from elements like cobalt to irradiate gemstones. Importantly, gamma rays don't leave behind any residual radioactivity.

9x5"