This colorful gem can be seen in more than 30 different hues in nature. This mineral is classified as a semi-precious stone due to the quality of the color and the phenomena it shows. They have a wide range of colors such as white, gray, brown, red, pink and even black.
Variety of colors in AqeeqThe main factors influencing its color include its microscopic structure, the presence of liquids, solid gas, and especially the presence of coloring metal elements such as iron, chromium, copper, titanium, manganese, cobalt and nickel.
Some semi-precious Aqeeq minerals have low gem value due to poor quality of color, in which case their economic value can be increased by artificial dyeing. Artificial dyeing of minerals and semi-precious stones is generally done in one of three ways:
- The use of chemical solutions
- The emission of radioactive radiation.