Beryl (Var: Emerald)
Cabinet, 15.4 x 13.5 x 8.2 cm
Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Here are two large CHINESE emeralds - on matrix, yet beautifully exposed, so you get the best of both worlds! They are both FIVE CENTIMETERS in length, and have pretty bright green color. You really do not get gem emeralds from here, but these ARE slightly translucent. And their surfaces actually have a nice luster, not apparent in the photo.