1.03ct VVS Natural Greenish Yellow CHRYSOBERYL Africa

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 7.1 x 4.6 x 3.9mm
Weight (carats) 1.03 carats


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There are three main varieties of chrysoberyl: ordinary yellow-to-green chrysoberyl, cat’s eye or cymophane, and alexandrite (color change). The gemstone chrysoberyl is not to be confused with beryl, despite the similarity of their names, chrysoberyl and beryl are two completely different gemstones. 

 Chrysoberyl is the third-hardest frequently encountered natural gemstone and lies at 8.5 on the hardness scale, an excellent hard-wearing gem that suitable for all kinds of jewelry. Chrysoberyl also has a high refractive index, just slightly lower than ruby and sapphire, so it has excellent brilliance. It has a vitreous luster and very clean and transparent specimens can be found. It is always untreated but yet it sells at very affordable prices, primarily due to its low profile in the gemstone world. Fine faceted Chrysoberyl can be considered as a very good alternative to more expensive yellow sapphire (which is almost always heated), or as a step up from the less expensive citrine or yellow topaz.




PRODUCT      : Natural Chrysoberyl

QUANTITY      : 1

WEIGHT (ct)   : 1.03 carat

SIZE (mm)      : 7.1 x 4.6 x 3.9 millimeter

COLOR           : Greenish Yellow

SHAPE           : Oval

CLARITY         : VVS

LUSTER          : Very Good


HARDNESS     : 8.5

ORIGIN            : Madagascar, Africa 





IF                      Free of inclusions under a loupe with 10x magnification

VVS                 Microscopic inclusions barely seen under a loupe with 10x magnification

VS                    Very slight inclusions visible only to the scrutiny of the close naked eye

SI                      Small inclusions easily seen to the close naked eye

I                         Heavy or large inclusions obvious to the naked eye

Transparent   Transmitting light without serious diffusion / may have rutile or other inclusions

Translucent    Allowing light to pass through, but not transparent

Opaque           Does not allow light to pass through



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