Green Beryl
Chivor, Boyaca Dept., Columbia
Thumbnail, 1.2 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm
The great beryl deposits of the Andes Mtns. have produced the world's finest and deepest colored emeralds. This particular emerald is doubly terminated, transparent, with the palest blue-green color saturation I have ever seen in an emerald. I call it a green beryl, rather, though technically it IS emerald. Interesting!