Is there a Difference between Green Beryl and Emerald?

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All are fascinating about Emerald gemstone and green beryl's but very few knew the difference of Emerald gemstone and green beryl's. To clearly understand the differences it is firstly essential to have a brief knowledge of these green colored gemstones


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Emerald Emerald gemstone is a variety of mineral beryl in green color. It is a precious gemstone. Beryl has a hardness of 7.5 to 8 on Mohs scale. The emerald is the sacred stone of the goddess Venus.


Green Beryl Beryl is a most and popular mineral. It has a great variety of colors, and has several important gemstone. It is a semi-precious gemstone. Its hardness on 7.5-8 Mohs Scale.


Emerald Category = Beryl variety Formula = Be3Al2(SiO3)6 Specific gravity = Average 2.76 Color = Green shades to colorless


Green Beryl Category = Cyclosilicate Formula = Be3Al2(Si O3)6 Specific gravity = Average 2.76 Color = Green , blue, yellow, colorless, pink and others


Difference between Emerald & Green Beryl Color Variations: The color of Emerald can be green to greenish-blue. While , the color of Green Beryl is pale green or very light green . They are belonging to the same mineral species Beryl.


Inclusions: Emeralds are generally heavily included which makes them less resistance to breakage or stretch. In comparison, Green Beryl's are very less included .


Rarity : Emeralds are very rare to be found as compared to Green Beryl. As it is a rare event when Beryl is formed in a location where it is directly exposed to either chromium or vanadium.


Crystal Structure : The Crystal Structure of both of these gemstone are hexagonal in nature. Green Beryl is colored by traces of iron are frequently heated to remove the green component and marketed as Aquamarine. Thus , Aquamarine is sold at much higher prices than Green Beryl.


Refractive Index : It is an indication of the amount light rays are bent by the mineral. The refractive index of Emerald is 1.565-1.602 Green Beryl has refractive index of 1.58-1.59.


Origin Sources : Emeralds are mined from the countries like Colombia, Brazil, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Green Beryl's are mined from the countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Africa, South America and many more.


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