Is Golden Beryl A Good Gem Choice For Jewelry?


The beryl family includes some of the most well-known gemstones, like emeralds, and some of the rarest, like red beryls. Golden beryls are beautiful stones in their own right and can make striking faceted gems for jewelry. “Golden Beryl, Oval Cut” by Pithecanthropus4152 is licensed under CC By-SA 3.0
The beryl family includes some of the most well-known gemstones, like emeralds, and some of the rarest, like red beryls. Golden beryls are beautiful stones in their own right and can make striking faceted gems for jewelry. “Golden Beryl, Oval Cut” by Pithecanthropus4152 is licensed under CC By-SA 3.0

Question

I want to know more about golden beryl. Is it rare? What is its wholesale and resale value? Is it a good stone for jewelry?

Answer

Golden beryl is also called heliodor, which is Greek for “gift of the sun.” This gem’s value depends on its shade of color and size. Its colors range from pale yellow and yellow-green to orange-yellow and deep golden orange.

“Гелиодор, Шерловая Гора, Россия (Heliodor, Sherlovaya Gora, Russia)” by Smallru is licensed under CC By-SA 4.0
“Гелиодор, Шерловая Гора, Россия (Heliodor, Sherlovaya Gora, Russia)” by Smallru is licensed under CC By-SA 4.0

Pale yellows and yellow-greens aren’t in high demand. Golden beryl stones up to 10 carats with richer colors retail for up to $150 per carat. Stones 10 carats or larger could fetch up to $265 per carat. Our gem price guide has values for all beryl varieties.

This is one of my favorite gems. Golden beryl can show some of the richest colors in the gem world. These gemstones are easy to cut and polish quickly with diamond.

Donald Clark, CSM IMG

“Facettierter Goldberyl (Heliodor)” by DonGuennie is licensed under CC By-SA 4.0
“Facettierter Goldberyl (Heliodor)” by DonGuennie is licensed under CC By-SA 4.0