Red emerald, also known as red beryl, is one of the rarest and most desirable gemstones available today. In this blog post we discuss what makes this stunning gemstone so unique and special.
Red emerald was discovered in the Wah Wah Mountains of Utah in 1904. Since the discovery it has been found in other parts of the world, but Utah is still the only location where gem-quality stones are found.
Red emerald is so rare, in fact, that the Utah Geological Survey estimates that for every 150,000 gem-quality diamonds that are found only one crystal of red emerald is found. Wow!
Red emerald is a type of beryl making it closely related to emerald and aquamarine. It measures a 7.5 - 8 on the Moh’s Hardness scale so it’s an ideal gemstone for everyday wear pieces in all settings.
In color, red emerald features hues from raspberry pink to purplish pink. The color is often rich and saturated which helps give it its beauty.
Red Emerald Jewelry
At Park City Jewelers we are huge fans of red emerald. Not only is it native to Utah, it is a truly beautiful and unique gemstone.
We are proud to have one of the largest collections of red emerald jewelry you’ll find, and many of our pieces are crafted right here in-store making them truly one-of-a-kind.
Our red emerald engagement rings are especially popular for brides that want an engagement ring unlike anyone else's.