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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Beryl (var. green beryl)

This fancy square cut gem Is the first green beryl from Madagascar and an important addition to the National Gem Collection.
Photo by Greg Polley. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number NMNH G11468-00
Locality Madagascar
Weight 40.88 ct

Gift of Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collectors in 2013.

This green beryl weighs 40.88 carats and is a modified square cut.  Most green beryl is found in Brazil, but this gem is the first green beryl from Madagascar, an important acquisition for the National Gem Collection.


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