Emerald, from Central Zambia (No.28)

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Emerald, from Central Zambia (No.28)Emerald, from Central Zambia

Measurements Approx.
Height - 2.6 cm
Width - 1.2 cm
Length - 3.8 cm

Emerald is a green variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminium silicate mineral. It’s pigment is chrome and/or vanadium. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). The term Emerald is derived from the Greek smaragdos, which means ‘green stone’ and in ancient times was applied to a number of other green gemstones.