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Red Beryl Cabochon
11x9mm Oval Cut
2.57 carats

The typical cabochon yield is 40%, which means a 6½ carat red beryl specimen would have been required to produce a gemstone of this size.



Red Emeralds are the rarest precious gemstones in the world.

There is only one place on Earth where red beryl is found in gem quality…the Wah-Wah Mountains of Utah.  However, for every crystal that can be faceted, there are ten-to-twenty more which cannot be, due to the heavy amount of inclusions which are ordinarily present in this mineral.

The hardness of beryl is 7½ to 8 on the Mohs scale…which means even included stones can take a high polish, and they are durable enough for every day wear.  All cabochons are completely natural and unenhanced, so some surface features may be present.  A cabochon increases in value the gemmier it becomes, but the vast majority of red beryl cabochons are far more affordable than their pure gem counterparts.

One-carat, uncut red beryl SPECIMENS are almost impossible to find on the open market…much less pieces of finished material!  Cabochon sizes like these have never been offered to the public on this scale before now.  For many collectors, the lower prices of cabochons finally make one-carat gemstones in this variety attainable for everyone…without reducing the rarity of the product.

When red beryl crystals are cut, the interior of a stone will reveal a variety of patterns and beautiful colors ranging from pink to purple…with alluring drifts of red gem sectioning that may appear mixed throughout the stone.  The exact moment mineral formation ended is revealed by shaping the stone and captured in a permanent ‘jardin'.  Differences in inclusions and varying levels of gemminess can create a variety of patterns, but some recurring aesthetics can be matched together by style.

The Kennecott Mining Company harvested approximately 55,000 carats of red beryl crystals from the Wah-Wahs in less than a decade (of which 10% was reportedly facetable).  Cabochons typically yield about 40% of the weight of the original red beryl crystals from which they were cut.  Our inventory is comprised of almost all the production industrial miners ever produced.

Red Beryl 2.57ct Oval Cabochon

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