Recent Posts About Beryl Gems

May Birthstone – Emerald/Beryl

November 18, 2016

#7.5 to #8 on Mohs scale, poor to good toughness. Sources are Colombia, Afghanistan, Brazil, Pakistan, Russia, Zambia. Colombia is one of the largest commercial producers of emeralds. Fine Colombian emeralds are highly regarded for their excellent color. Zambia, a major commercial source, as well. Zambian emeralds tend to have good clarity. Zimbabwe, the Sandawana Valley …

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March Birthstone – Aquamarine/Beryl

#7.5 to #8 on Mohs scale, good toughness. Sources are Brazil (major source), Australia, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria (known for intense color under 5 carats), Pakistan, United States, and Zambia. Aquamarine’s cool blue hues are reflected in its name, which comes from the Latin for “sea water” Medieval sages prescribed water touched by aquamarine …

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Big 3 Colored Stones

November 12, 2016

In the world of classical music the Big 3 are Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart. In the world of art, they’re Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt. The Big 3 colored stones are Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Like great music, these stones can inspire our heart and soul. Like great art, they can dazzle the mind and …

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