Chrysoberyl

Chrysoberyl is a hard, tough and durable stone. Chrysoberyl gemstones are not treated or enhanced. There are three main varieties of chrysoberyl: yellow-to green-chrysoberyl, cat's eye chrysoberyl and alexandrite.

When chrysoberyl is transparent with a good green to yellow color it is used as a gemstone. When chrysoberyl gets polished into a cabachon and displays a sharp line of light through the center of the stone it is Cat's eye chrysoberyl. This line of light is caused by microscopic needle-like fiber inclusions that cause the light to band toghether in a thin streak.


 

 

 

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Chrysoberyl Cats Eye
 
Green Yellow Chrysoberyl