Pink is Morganite, and yellow is called Golden Beryl or Heliodor. Red beryl is rare, and often called red emerald. And of course, green beryl is called emerald. The mineral beryl is a beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formula Be.
Pure beryl is colorless, like a quartz crystal. The different colors of beryl are caused by different metal ion impurities in the crystal lattice. The blue of aquamarine is caused by Fe.
Ions cause beryl to be yellow giving us heliodor. Pink is caused by Mn. Ions, and red by Mn. The green of emerald is due to trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium.
Emerald is a rare gemstone, because the geologic conditions required for the formation of green emerald are very exacting and extreme. And since these extreme conditions also cause tiny cracks and cavities in the crystals, inclusions are allowed in top quality emeralds. Large top quality emeralds are far more valuable than equally sized diamonds. Columbia is probably the most well known source of emeralds, but they are also mined in Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Madagascar, Pakistan, Russia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Emeralds are found in Hiddenite, North Carolina, and were discovered in the Yukon in 1998. Emerald has a Mohs Hardness of 7.5-8, Specific Gravity of 2.63 - 2.91, and a Refractive Index of 1.577-1.583. Historically Emerald was reputed to sharpen the wits, confer riches, and to grant the power to predict future events.Emeralds mined near the Red Sea in the Cleopatra's Mines between 3000 and 1500 B. Were treasured by the Pharaohs of Egypt. They believed that Emerald had the power to endow them with wisdom and quicken their intelligence. In Rabbinical legend it is recorded that King Solomon was been given 4 stones by God, one of them Emerald, which gave him power over all creation. King Solomon was known for his wisdom and inspired judgment.
The Incas and Aztecs of South America once worshiped Emerald as a holy stone. And the Maharajas of India had great numbers of Emeralds in their treasuries, which they believed brought them luck and restored health.Possessing the hue of nature itself, lush and exotic, what other stone holds the mystery of Emerald? In it's luminous green depths beats the heart and soul of the rain forest and of life itself. Emerald is May's birthstone, January's Mystical, and associated with Cancer in the Zodiac. Emeralds are thought to attract love, strengthen memory, endow wisdom, protect travelers, and to attract wealth.
The item "Human Skull & Cross Bones Ring, Sterling Silver, natural green Emerald eyes" is in sale since Wednesday, February 5, 2014. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Handcrafted, Artisan Jewelry\Rings". The seller is "paul-the-jeweler" and is located in Layton, Utah.
This item can be shipped worldwide.