To clearly understand the differences it is firstly essential to have a brief introduction of these green-colored gemstones. The trace amounts of either chromium or vanadium or the combination of both give Emerald a distinctive green color. While the presence of iron gives the stone a slightly bluish tint. Most of the Emeralds are generally heavily included which makes their ability to resist the breakage very poor in comparison to Ruby and Sapphire.
On Moh’s Scale of Hardness Emeralds are valued at 7.5 to 8 which makes them a bit prone to scratches. The difference between Synthetic and Natural Emerald can be found with the help of Chelsea Filter.
There is also a great piece of content written by Navneet Agarwal, the gemologist at NGM, please click here to read about the information on emeralds such as treatments, quality, color… The excellent hardness, toughness, and resistance to corrosive substances make it very easy to use in many different jewelry applications. The Green Beryl will most commonly feature vertically grooved and striated marking with vitreous luster to its coloring. The usual traditional cuts are also seen like pears, rounds, ovals, emeralds, cushions, and many more.
The most uncommon feature of Green beryl is that they are not typically treated or enhanced in any way. Inclusions: Naturally, occurring Emeralds are generally heavily included which makes them less resistant to breakage or stretch.
If you would like to find out a full clarity guide on emeralds then this quality chart is for you. Different Trace Elements: Emeralds are green because of the presence of chromium or vanadium (or a combination of both). Emeralds that have traces of iron will have a yellow tint in them but still have either or both chromium and vanadium.
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 (or a combination of both). Origin Sources: Emeralds are mined from the countries like Colombia, Brazil, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The presence or absence of chromium, vanadium, and iron makes a variation in the color of the Beryls. Species Emerald- beryl Chemical Formula Al2Be3Si6018- Aluminum beryllium silicate Crystal Structure Hexagonal; hexagonal prisms Color Emerald green to green to slightly bluish or yellowish-green Hardness 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs Scale Refractive Index 1.565 to 1.602 Density 2.67 to 2.78 Cleavage Indistinct Transparency Transparent to opaque Birefringence -0.006 Luster Vitreous Fluorescence Usually no Being a trusted name in wholesale gemstones in Bangkok, our 25+ years of experience makes us easily approachable right now on WhatsApp +66985498500 or on email [email protected] , or contact us. We are currently also very active on Instagram , we upload post stories and feeds on an everyday basis.