chryso·ber·yl | ˈkri-sə-ˌber-əl
A semi-precious stone of a transparent golden-yellow, green-yellow or brown hue
Chrysoberyl is the third-hardest frequently found mineral and gemstone. On the Mohs Scale, which classifies minerals and how hard they are, chrysoberyl ranks an impressive 8.5 and is found between the corundum and the topaz. The chysoberyl’s coloring ranges from yellowish-green to green-yellow to brown to translucent. It is typically used in pieces of jewelry when it has an aesthetically pleasing yellow or green hue and is also transparent. This gemstone has been popular in a variety of different types of jewelry pieces since the Victorian and Edwardian Eras. Since it’s a hard gemstone, chrysoberyl jewelry can be worn any and every day because the stone is hard and durable. You can find a variety of different jewelry pieces with this beautiful gemstone, including rings, bracelets, necklaces, charms, and earrings. The blue-green gemstone alexandrite is a type of chrysoberyl, and along with the pearl, is the birthstone for the month of June.