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Beryl is a most alluring and popular mineral. It occurs in a diversity of colors, and has several important gemstone varieties. Beryl contains a very rare element called beryllium, which is only found in about 100 minerals. The first recorded use of beryl was in Egyptian times, although it is suspected that it was used even further back. It has always been considered a precious stone and is often found in decorative jewelry, weapons and clothing. Aquamarine Named after seawater, aquamarine’s fresh watery hue is like a cool plunge into a refreshing...
“Emerald by day, ruby by night,” alexandrite is well known for displaying one of the most remarkable color changes in the gem world — green in sunlight and red in incandescent light.