Emerald Photos                    
Cochise College                                                           
Photos of Gemstones
Transparent Gemstones
Geology Home Page
Roger Weller, geology instructor                       


last edited:  11/13/17    number of photos:  43
Emerald is green beryl, Al2Be3Si6O18                                            
The green color is due to the presence of chromium and sometimes vanadium..
beryl as a mineral


lectures on emeralds
Emeralds- Ashley Contreras 
nclusions in Emeralds- Kristi Blasdell 

faceted emeralds
emeralds, faceted-low quality

emeralds, faceted-low to medium quality:  A  B

emeralds, faceted-medium quality:  A  B  C

emeralds, faceted-round, good quality

emeralds, faceted-good quality:  A  B C  D E  F G

emeralds, faceted-high quality:  A
mixed emeralds, greens and bluish greens: 

emeralds, faceted-Columbian

emeralds, faceted-by the handful*                                                       

emeralds, faceted-translucent vs. transparent                                                                    

emeralds, faceted-large, pale green

emeralds, faceted-small rounds

emeralds, trapiche:  A  B


emeralds in jewelry
emeralds, rings:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I

emeralds, beads:  A  B

emeralds, carvings:  A

emeralds, uncut

emerald crystals from Columbia:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H

emerald crystals:  A


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