A durable, highly refractive gem
Chrysoberyl and Beryl both contain beryllium but that’s where the similarities end – they are distinctly different gemstones.
There are three gem varieties of Chrysoberyl – regular Chrysoberyl, cats-eye Chrysoberyl and Alexandrite.
Regular Chrysoberyl is normally found from a light pastel yellow to a stronger greenish yellow. Cats-eye Chrysoberyl exhibits ‘chatoyancy’ that looks like a cat’s eye when it is cut as a cabochon. Alexandrite is a rare color-change variety of Chrysoberyl that displays different colors in different lighting conditions.
Mint Green Chrysoberyl is a rare form that is colored by the trace element vanadium.
Significant sources of Chrysoberyl are Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Brazil and Russia.
Chrysoberyl is a durable gemstone with a hardness of 8.5 on the Mohs Scale and can easily be used in all types of jewelry.
We have more shapes and sizes available in Chrysoberyl – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.
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RI = 1.746 (+/-0.004) and 1.755 (+/-0.005) DR
SG = 3.73 (+/- 0.02)
Dispersion = 0.015
Hardness = 8.5
Highly suitable for use in jewelry
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|Chrysoberyl is best known for its Alexandrite variety which exhibits a color-change |
from daylight to artificial light and for its Cats-Eye phenomenal stones
Calibrated up to 4mm
All standard cuts and free sizes
|Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Brazil and other localities worldwide|