Emerald gemstone (also known as Panna) is made up of a silicate class of minerals, known as “Beryl”. Beryl comprises the largest class of minerals, whereas Emerald is only a small fraction of this class.
Emerald stone can be found anywhere on the planet. Good quality Emerald gems are found in Muzi, Chivor, and Cosquez. Emeralds varied in their color, clarity, and quality.
Emeralds are weighed in carats. Don’t confuse it with karats which refers to the purity of gold, with one carat = 1/5 gram, or 1/42 ounce. Emeralds are larger than diamonds and rubies.
Chemical Composition of Emerald Gemstone Panna
Emerald Gemstone is made of the mineral Beryl. The chemical composition of Emerald Gemstone is Be3Al2(SiO3)6. Its exact magnitude is 2.67 – 2.78 and the refractive index series is 1.566 – 1.602. Emerald’s hardness on the Mohs scale is 7.5 – 8.0. The table is shown below.
|Refractive Index||1.566 – 1.602|
|Specific Gravity||2.67 – 2.78|
|Hardness||7.5 – 8.0|
Emerald is a gemstone having a stunning green color symbolizing serenity, success in love, wealth, happiness, and peace of mind.
Emerald Birthstone improves memory, helps insomnia, helps with eyesight, restores youth, and heals ear problems.
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