Micro-Features of Beryl
Provides a visual guide to the internal features of different varieties of beryl.
Aquamarine with Zigzag Growth Line Inclusions
Zigzag lines are observed only with oblique light in a 55 ct aquamarine.
A look at a very rare instance of a six-rayed star in aquamarine.
Internal World of Aquamarine from Xinjiang
Various inclusions are observed in a batch of aquamarine samples from Xinjiang, China.
Quarterly Crystal: Columbite(?) in Beryl
Examination of a gem-quality aquamarine crystal reveals an inclusion cluster presumed to be columbite.
Exceptional Gemstone Acquisitions by the Kreis Family
Stefan and Alexander Kreis share three impressive gemstone acquisitions at GJX in Tucson.
Enormous Cat’s-Eye Aquamarine
A 586.43 ct cat’s-eye aquamarine is donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Ethical Supply Chain Practices in Africa with Virtu Gem
A look at Virtu Gem, a company dedicated to improving artisanal mining practices in Africa.
Flux-Grown Synthetic Beryl Overgrowth
Examination of a doubly terminated flux synthetic beryl crystal reveals inclusions of columbite, copper, and an air bubble within flux liquid.
Spessartine Garnet in Aquamarine
Aquamarine is faceted to display a red spessartine garnet crystal inclusion.