GIA Gem Project
Beryl


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Beryls
Photo by Robert Weldon/GIA, courtesy Dr E. J. Gübelin Collection
GIA Collection 33007, 34281, 34289, 34815, 34290, 25919, 34270, 35274, 35253, 33058, 32698
Chemically pure beryl is colourless, but trace elements give rise to green, blue and pink/red colours. The most important variety is green emerald (coloured by chromium or vanadium), followed by blue aquamarine and yellow heliodor (both coloured by iron) and pink morganite (coloured by manganese). Some beryls fashioned as cabochons exhibit asterism (a star-shaped pattern of reflections) or chatoyancy (a “cat’s-eye” seen in reflected light).

33052
7.62 ct Beryl from Brazil
7.62 ct Beryl from Brazil (PDF)


33004
23.35 ct Beryl from Brazil
23.35 ct Beryl from Brazil (PDF)


33005
36.38 ct Beryl from Brazil  
36.38 ct Beryl from Brazil (PDF)


34815
10.27 ct Beryl from Sri Lanka
10.27 ct Beryl from Sri Lanka (PDF)


34268
17.96 ct Beryl - Aquamarine from Brazil
17.96 ct Beryl – Aquamarine from Brazil (PDF)


33117
8.87 ct Albite from Kenya
8.87 Beryl – Aquamarine from Kenya (PDF)


34398
9.60 ct Beryl - Aquamarine from Madagascar
9.60 ct Beryl – Aquamarine from Madagascar (PDF)


34496
12.58 ct Beryl - Aquamarine from Mozambique
12.58 ct Beryl – Aquamarine from Mozambique (PDF)


34703

1.60 ct Beryl – Aquamarine from Namibia (PDF)


35272
7.78 ct Beryl - Aquamarine from Zimbabwe
7.78 ct Beryl – Aquamarine from Zimbabwe (PDF)


33869
0.44 ct Beryl – Emerald from Colombia
0.44 ct Beryl – Emerald from Colombia (PDF)


33860
0.74 ct Beryl – Emerald from Colombia
0.74 ct Beryl – Emerald from Colombia (PDF)


33872
3.51 ct Beryl – Emerald from Colombia
3.51 ct Beryl – Emerald from Colombia (PDF)


33876
1.13 ct Beryl – Emerald from Russia
1.13 ct Beryl – Emerald from Russia (PDF)


33001

31.46 ct Beryl – Goshenite from Sri Lanka (PDF)


33043
8.41 ct Beryl - Heliodor from Brazil
8.41 ct Beryl – Heliodor from Brazil (PDF)


34281

14.44 ct Beryl – Heliodor from Brazil (PDF)


33034
14.67 ct Beryl - Heliodor from Ukraine
14.67 ct Beryl – Heliodor from Ukraine (PDF)


35274
4.72 ct Beryl - Heliodor from Zimbabwe
4.72 ct Beryl – Heliodor from Zimbabwe (PDF)


33046
11.46 ct Beryl - Heliodor from Zimbabwe
11.46 ct Beryl – Heliodor from Zimbabwe (PDF)


33028

4.54 ct Beryl – Morganite from Brazil (PDF)


34269
15.72 ct Beryl - Morganite from Brazil
15.72 ct Beryl – Morganite from Brazil (PDF)


33003

23.66 ct Beryl - Morganite from Brazil (PDF)


33000
100.99 ct Beryl - Morganite from Brazil
100.99 ct Beryl – Morganite from Brazil (PDF)


33030
21.10 ct Beryl - Morganite from Madagascar
21.10 ct Beryl – Morganite from Madagascar (PDF)


33031
16.25 ct Beryl - Morganite from the United States
16.25 ct Beryl – Morganite from United States (PDF)


33058
1.03 ct Beryl - Red Beryl from the United States
1.03 ct Beryl – Red Beryl from United States (PDF)


35171
4.27 ct Beryl - Red Beryl from the United States
4.27 ct Beryl – Red Beryl from United States (PDF)