Green Beryl
Thumbnail, 1.2 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm
Chivor, Boyaca Dept., Columbia
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!