Variety of beryl

Goshenite is a colorless gem variety of beryl.[2] It is called the mother of all gemstones because it can be transformed into other like emerald, morganite, or bixbite. Goshenite is also referred to as the purest form of beryl since there are generally no other element present in the stone.[3] The gem is used as imitation for diamond or emerald by adding colored foil on it.[4]

Name

Goshenite is named after Goshen, Massachusetts, United States, where it was first found.[5] It is also known as white beryl or lucid beryl.[6]

Value

Goshenite is not popular in the jewelry industry because of its lack of color and it lacks brilliance, luster, or fire.[5] It is also inexpensive due to the fact it is abundant.[6]

Occurrence

It is most commonly found inside granite.[6] It can also be found in metamorphic rocks.[5] Goshenite can be found in countries like China, Canada, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Pakistan, the United States,[3] and Madagascar.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Goshenite". www.mindat.org. Retrieved 2021-09-22.
  2. ^ Kearey, Philip (2009-07-17). The Encyclopedia of the Solid Earth Sciences. John Wiley & Sons. p. 299. ISBN 978-1-4443-1388-8.
  3. ^ a b Grande, Lance; Augustyn, Allison (2009-11-15). Gems and Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World. University of Chicago Press. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-226-30511-0.
  4. ^ "Goshenite gemstone information". www.gemdat.org. Retrieved 2021-10-04.
  5. ^ a b c d "Goshenite: The colorless gem beryl with exceptional clarity". geology.com. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  6. ^ a b c Oldershaw, Cally (2003). Firefly Guide to Gems. Firefly Books. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-55297-814-6.