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Red Beryl Value

How much is red beryl worth?

The pricing of red beryl ranges from a few hundred dollars to several thousand depending on if it is 1/5th of a carat or a full carat. This is a rare gemstone that will never grow more than a few carats naturally due to the rarity of the coloring element manganese. Rarity can also make the base price for the stones fluctuate strongly.

Red beryl only comes from a few select mines around Utah in the United States. There are no other locations in the world that produce the ruby red color in this mineral species.

Carat weight aside, this gemstone is an excellent candidate for jewelry with a 7.5-8 hardness, like it’s mineralogical cousin of emeralds (Green Beryl). It also reaches a highly saturated, vivid red more easily than rubies, making it a great stone for jewelry. However, it will never be widely-used due to the sheer rarity of the gem material.

Pricing

The red color makes this gem incredibly appealing, even if the specimens remain melee sized at 0.20 Carats and under.

Viability on the Jewelry Market

Red beryl is colored relatively similarly across many mined specimens. This feature would make it a great candidate for jewelry in major chain stores such as Tiffany, Cartier, Hermes, and so one. However, they are too rare and limited, with the main mining source in Utah incapable of producing enough to meet large-scale market demand.

The 4Cs

Like any other gemstone, red beryl is evaluated according to the 4Cs of color, clarity, cut, and carat weight.

  • Color – Much like emeralds, red beryl is intensely colored.
  • Clarity – Red beryl is almost never eye-clean, with clarity not judged as harshly as something like an aquamarine, which is frequently eye-clean in even 100s of carats.
  • Cut – These gems can be brittle, and often receive the titular emerald cut like their green cousins. With modern cutting equipment, cuts like ovals and cushions are made.
  • Carat – The low carat weight is already a given.