Emerald

Emerald and ruby are the only two classic gemstones whose colour does not need further description. This gemstone is a variety of the mineral Beryl, coloured green by trace amounts of chromium. It has a hardness of 7,5-8 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Jewellery grade emerald are mostly found in different parts of the world. Best known are Colombia, Brazil, Zambia, Afganistan.

For more detailed information regarding emeralds please check out these pages:

GIA - Emeralds

Wikipedia - Emeralds

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