The chrysoberyl family is best known for the more valuable alexandrite and cat's eye varieties. Faceted chrysoberyl is a beautiful gem which is not as well known in its own right.
What are some of the properties of chrysoberyl gemstones?
Apart from the high hardness (8.5 on the Mohs scale; right behind corundum and diamond), it takes a good polish and has a very nice luster. This stone is excellent value.
What are good ways to use chrysoberyl gemstones?
Chrysoberyl Gemstones are an amazing solution to earrings, necklaces, bracelets, as well as rings and pendants. Due to Chrysoberyl Gemstones hardness, they are suitable for all jewelry types including those made for daily wear.
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