Yellow Chrysoberyl

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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Colors

yellow

greenish-yellow

brownish-yellow

yellowish-brown

Family/Species

Chrysoberyl

Properties

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

Treatments

Usually none

See policy on Treatment Disclosure

Important information

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

Birthstone

 

Anniversary

 

Cuts

Calibrated up to 4mm

All standard cuts and free sizes

Mining locations

Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Brazil and other localities worldwide