Emerald Gemstone Beads
The Emerald is very precious variety of the beryl family. This stone has a hardness of 7.5-8 on the mohs hardness scale. Natural Emerald gemstones for sale are usually included but the one's without inclusions are very rare and precious.
The value of this gemstone is generally decided by it's origin, carat-weight, size, color and clarity at the most. Emerald is the only stone which has a cut style named on it which is the step-cut.
Emeralds are originated from Zambia, Columbia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Brazil but a minor production of this stone also comes from India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Madagascar, Nigeria, Canada, Russia etc.