US company launches yellow emerald gemstones

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Citrus-hued stones debuted at last week’s World of Gems Conference.

Michigan-based business The Yellow Emerald Mining Company has launched a branded gemstone to market, dubbed Emeryl Jewelstone, unveiled at last week’s World of Gems conference near Chicago.

Patrick Coughlin, founder of the company, said the stones – essentially vibrant yellow beryls – will be hitting the market in the next few weeks.

The Emeryl stones have a yellow to gold colour, with some exhibiting green hues. The stone is a natural beryl, with properties similar to green emerald, but with traces of ferrous iron which have helped determine its yellow colour.

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The stones are also said to be eye clean, with fewer inclusions than emeralds.

The Yellow Emerald Mining Company said: “Gemstones with inclusions have a tendency to be more fragile, with a risk of breakage. Emeryl Jewelstone natural gemstones come with an unconditional two year warranty, which no other distributor offers – even if a jeweller damages the gemstone during the setting process, yellow Emerald Mining Company will replace it at no charge.”

The company has sourced the stones from a mine in the mountainous Minas Gerais region in Brazil. The gemstones are the hand-cut in Governador Valadares and are said to have a brilliance akin to yellow diamonds.

Coughlin said: "Production has been very limited in the last three years setting up the mine, but now we have the people and equipment in place for a medium-scale production, making more gemstones available to independent jewellers around the country to offer their customers something very different, new and exciting, not to mention affordable.”
 

 

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