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What is Emeryl Jewelstone® Premium Golden Beryl?
Our Emeryl Jewelstone™ premium golden beryl gemstones are rare, vibrant, and valuable gems poised to “light up” the jewelry industry.  Their radiant, yellow-golden hues – bright as sunshine – inspire and invigorate, attract and enchant.

Beautiful Yellow Emeralds

Scientifically speaking, our Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl belongs to the same species and shares the same physical properties as ‘green’ emeralds, with the exception of elemental color origins and inclusion frequency.  Traditional emeralds appear green as a result of chromium deposits while the presence of iron gives golden beryl its yellow-gold radiance. Where ‘green’ emeralds are often riddled with inclusions that can lead to cracks and breakage, our Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl carries few (if any) inclusions, resulting in a durable gemstone designed for longevity. Most ‘green’ emeralds are coated with oils or fixed with resins to enhance color richness or hide imperfections. But Emeryll Jewelstone® premium golden beryl is usually eye clean and requires no oils, waxes, or resins. In short, with Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl, the gemstone quality and beauty you chose today will remain the same through the years.

We invite you to read on to discover more about this up-and-coming, must-have gemstone. Learn a few beryl basics, enjoy a short tutorial on gemstone color, and explore the requirements necessary for golden beryl to be considered certified Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl.


Beryl – A Few Basics

Like other gemstones, our Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl formed over the ages. Beryl, a type of crystal, developed millions of years ago, deep in the earth, when ideal temperatures and pressures came together to set the stage for its creation. In its purest form, beryl appears colorless. However, through different elemental deposits, beryl takes on an array of lovely colors.

Throughout history, beryl with green or blue hues, known as emerald and aquamarine, respectively, garnered fame, repeatedly high price tags, and fulfilled the desires of royalty. For example, because early Egyptians knew where to unearth emeralds thousands of years ago, Egyptian Queen Cleopatra (69 BCE – 30 BCE) draped herself in an outstanding assortment of emerald jewelry and gemstones. These forms of beryl have acted as birthstone jewelry, appeared on Hollywood’s red carpet, and today, can be seen showcased in leading museums including the National Museum of Natural History in our Nation’s Capitol. Visit the gemology exhibit and you will witness some of the world’s most beautiful and coveted beryl-based jewelry sets.  Although these forms have a long legacy indeed, beryl is not limited to green and blue varieties.

In fact, more and more, those who appreciate gemstones seek out beryl in its other, heavenly hues, which include pink or red, light green, and our absolute favorite, yellow-gold.  We feel confident that you will fall in love with these sun-kissed gemstones in the same way the world has fallen for stunning yellow diamonds, yellow sapphires, and yellow tourmaline.

Gemstone Color Origins – A Very Short Lesson

A few of the colors of Beryl

Like beryl, all gemstones (except for the colorless, white diamond!) obtain their color from elemental impurities present during the growing process. For instance, in the presence of boron, clear diamonds become blue while nitrogen provides a yellow diamond’s hues. When chromium meets developing corundum, rubies form. Replace chromium with iron, and yellow sapphires appear.

In the case of beryl, chromium impurities give the original, colorless gem its green hues, resulting in an emerald. Manganese colors beryl pink while forms of iron play a role in creating both aquamarine and golden beryl – the basis of our Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl.

With Our Emeryl Jewelstone® Premium Golden Beryl, Less is More 
Less inclusions, that is. 
By nature, our 
Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl gemstones belong to the same species as ‘green’ emeralds. But like sisters and brothers that share the same parents, these very different gemstone ‘siblings’ also possess significant differences. For instance, our Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl gemstones are stronger than ‘green’ emeralds.  Where ‘green’ emeralds often contain many inclusions, which can lead to cracks and eventual breakage, our Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl gemstones contain few (if any) inclusions – a virtually flawless gemstone – as durable as it is gorgeous. In fact, our Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl gemstones are even more robust than citrine or tourmaline. In a competition among yellow gemstones, the only contenders harder than our Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl gemstones are yellow diamonds and sapphires.

Sunny and Oil-Free
Another important difference between ‘green’ emeralds and our 
Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl gemstones rests in the absence of oils, waxes, and resins. Often, traditional emeralds face enhancements meant to increase attractiveness and hide imperfections. Surface fissures and tiny cracks seem to ‘disappear’ through oiling, waxing, and resin fills. Unfortunately, these impermanent treatments cannot last forever, and over time, emeralds enhanced by these means may look far different over the years than they first appeared in the showcase. Such is not the case with our Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl gemstones. No oils, waxes, or resins are employed to enhance color or appearance. In other words, what you see is what you get, today, tomorrow, and beyond. Our Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl gemstones will hold their color, vibrancy, and beauty always.

Exacting Specifications
While all 
Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl is beryl, not all golden beryl may be a certified Emeryl Jewelstone® gemstone. We employ a rigorous battery of specifications to every rough beryl we mine. Here, quality reigns supreme. In order to be classified as Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl, all of the following properties must be present:

Scientific properties:

  • Composition: Beryllium Aluminum Silicate with Iron
  • Gemstone species: Beryl (same as emerald, aquamarine and morganite)
  • Crystal system: Hexagonal
  • Class:  Cyclosilicate
  • Chemical composition: Be3Al2Si6
  • Habit: Usually well formed hexagonal prisms
  • Mohs scale hardness: 7.5-8
  • Cleavage: Imperfect, weak, basal, perpendicular to prism faces
  • Tenacity: Brittle
  • Toughness: Good; inclusions reduce toughness
  • Fracture: Uneven to Conchoidal
  • Luster: Vitreous - Resinous
  • Streak: White
  • Twinning: Twinning is very rare and simple on pyramidal planes
  • Specific Gravity:  2.7 (2.65-2.80)
  • R.I.:  1.56-1.60; Uniaxial (-)
  • Birefringence: Low (0.005-0.009)
  • Dispersion: Low (0.014)
  • Double refraction: -0.006-0.009
  • Dichroism: Yellowish green
  • Pleochroism: Weak; greenish yellow to golden yellow
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Color: Yellow to deep gold with green hues
  • U.V. Fluorescence: very weak to none
  • Heat treatment: None to some irradiation

 

Emeryl Jewelstone®

The Yellow Emerald Mining Company saves you money by combining the mining facility, the manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retailer into one entity. There is no price gained from the advancement of our gorgeous Emeryl Jewelstone® premium golden beryl gemstones through the process of mining, cutting, setting, and then packaging them up for you to wear them with pride!

Contact Us

810.329.9165
877.433.1755 (US Only)
810.329.2681
info@yellowemerald.com

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