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The inclusion in this stingray-shaped aquamarine crystal is a different gem—zircon. The fractures around it formed when the inclusion expanded and cracked the aquamarine.
- Photo by R. Befi/GIA
Aquamarine means “sea water,” so it’s natural that these inclusions look like little fish swimming around! - Photo by John I. Koivula/GIA
It makes sense that these jellyfish-shaped inclusions would be in aquamarine, a gemstone whose name means “sea water. - Photo by John I. Koivula/GIA

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