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Semi Precious Stone Beryl

Beryl is often unknown to the general people, even the gemstone-buying public. However, it is one of the most precious gem stones minerals. Beryl is colorless in its pure form; it is the many different impurities, which give beryl its varied coloration. Without these splendid color varieties, beryl may be a rather ordinary gemstone with only average fire and brilliance. Emerald is the green variety and also Aquamarine is the blue variety of beryl. Other colors of beryl are also normally used as gemstones but are not as well known.

Historical Facts of Aquamarine

Refractive Index: 1.577(+-.016), 1.583 (+-.017)

Chemical Composition: Be3Al2(SiO3)6

Hardness: 7.5

Density: 2.67-2.745


Crystal Group: Hexagonal

Color Information: Green, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Red

Ocurrence: Austria, Columbia, Brazil, Russia, East Africa, Australia, Madagascar, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, Zambia, Nigeria, U.S.A., Afghanistan

Gem Stone Beryl Jewelry

Beryl Bracelet
Beryl Earring
Beryl Necklace
Beryl Rings