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Some times colored gemstones present some very striking optical effects. This is due to characteristic structures, defects or even inclusions, gems can show different effects such as:

Asterism, Adularescence, Aventurescence, Chatoyancy - Cat's eye effect, Iridiscence, Labradorescence, Play of Color, Change of Color, Opalescence and Orient.

If you are interested in knowing why these effects occur and what they are, be sure to visit our blog about: Optical Effects in Colored Gemstones.