Beryl

Sources: Madagascar, Nigeria, Mozambique, Ukraine
Hardness: 7.5-8
Common treatments: none, heating

Aside from Aquamarine and Emerald, the Beryl family includes Morganite, Goshenite, Heliodor, and Green Beryl.

Morganite displays fine peachy-pink tones and while some Morganite sold on the market has been treated, we try to bring you only untreated stones, regardless of the intensity of their color. Beryl's ability to take on a high polish makes it a brilliant gemstone in any tone. This is especially apparent in the colorless variety of beryl, Goshenite.

Heliodor, named after the ancient Greek word "helios" for sun, comes in sunny hues of bright to lime yellow. Green Beryl comes in different shades of yellowish green to minty-bluish green. When saturated enough it becomes Emerald. Beryl from the historic Volodarsk mines in Ukraine were among the first specimens that Nomads faceted.

All rough material is hand-picked, as close to the source as possible and cut with extra care to enhance their natural beauty.