Appearance: Transparent green in color and can vary from yellow green, olive, to brownish green in a crystal structure.
The more iron it contains the more intense the color.
Birthstone by Month & Zodiac: August / Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Facts: Given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage.
An ancient gem dating back to the Egyptians and was collected for the pharaohs.
It is the national gem of Egypt and referred to as the “Gem of the Sun”.
Sometimes found in meteorites; often brought to the surface in volcanic areas.
Physical and Emotional Balance: Beneficial to people to boost self-esteem ; gives confidence and assertiveness.
Origin: U.S., Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Mexico, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and South Africa
Mohs Hardness: 6.5-7