Stripping Stone

This was a Fireplace that had a strange greenish/yellow glossy glaze over all of the stone...why?!!
I stripped the glaze from the stone (NOT an easy process!) and Cleaned it up with a matte sealer.
We also mosaiced between the wood trim around on the hearth and mantle with 1x1" glass.

 Can you see the green shine that the stone cast before in the picture below?
(In person, it made the stone look fake since it was so shiny)

One last look at before and after:
(of course, much more drastic in person)  

Does anyone notice the other change?... the brass was sprayed black with high heat paint on the screen!