The beryls: the crystal from which emeralds and aquamarines are made
The beryl is the family of crystal that creates emeralds and aquamarines, when its color is green or blue-green, respectively. Red beryl is bixbite or red emerald or scarlet emerald, pink beryl is morganite, white beryl is goshenite, and a clear bright yellow beryl is called golden beryl.
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The first synthetic diamonds were produced by General Electric in 1954, but the production took off only in the 1990s when a small company by the name of Gemesis Corporation figured out a way to produce synthetic diamonds that were of the same quality as natural diamonds, at a cheaper price. Today, Gemesis produces synthetic white diamonds, and colored diamonds as welland cost much less than natural diamonds.
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