Chrysoberyl is a hard, tough, and durable gem. Although lacking the fire of other gemstones, Chrysoberyl in its various forms can be quite valuable. Most Chrysoberyl gems are yellow, though some are brown, green, or orange. Chrysoberyl is best known for its important varieties Alexandrite and Cat’s Eye.
- Chemical FormulaBeAl2O4
- ColorRed, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Gray, Black, Multicolored
- Mineral ClassChrysoberyl