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Emerald, green Beryl

Updated on December 14, 2012

Emerald Green Beryl The holy color of islam

The stone of successful love; green was the color of Venus in ancient Rome. Venus is the goddess of beauty and life. Also, green is the holy color of Islam.The name emerald comes from the Greek 'smaragdos' via the Old French 'esmeralde', and really just means 'green gemstone'. The oldest known emerald finds were once made near the Red Sea in Egypt. These gemstone mines exploited by Egyptain pharaohs between 3000 and 1500 B.C. and later referred to as Cleopatra's Mines. Emerald is the green variety of the mineral beryl. Beryl's other color varieties include aquamarine, morganite, heliodor, and goshenite. The rest of beryl are simply referred to by their color, such as red beryl. The most important value determiner is the color of an emerald. The best color of an emerald is "emerald green." It is not too yellow and not too blue; it is not pale or dark, but intense and bright. Typically, the finest colored emeralds come from Columbia.

  • Hardness: 7,5-8
  • Crystal system: Hexagonal
  • The birthstone of May
  • Emerald is beneficial in healing the heart, lungs, muscular system and spine. It can also be used to soothe the eyes

Emerald Varieties

  • Colombian Emerald - This emerald is usually of exceptional quality."Emeral Green"
  • Brazilian Emerald - The Brazilian emeralds are generally a lighter color than the Colombian emeralds
  • Zambian Emerald - Quality emerald from Zambia
  • Trapiche Emerald - Emerald with black impurities in the form of a six-rayed star
  • Star Emerald - Usually refers to trapiche emerald, but may also correctly refer to the rare occurrence of an emerald displaying asterism
  • Cat's Eye Emerald - Emerald exhibiting cat's eye effect. Cat's eye emerald is very rare, and only exists on paler emeralds

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      sherridan 6 years ago

      Never knew emerald was green Beryl; I shall view the name differently now!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love the richness of an emerald. I learned a few things about them today. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Emerald is certainly a magnificent crystal/gemstone. I just love the complexity and variety of naturally-occurring minerals.

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      HarshilZ 8 years ago

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