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Author:  Barbra Voltaire [ Wed May 03, 2017 4:54 pm ]
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Author:  Nicky Newark [ Sat May 06, 2017 11:00 pm ]
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Red beryl or red emerald? With the exception of color, both stones are quite similar(red beryl and emerald). I still prefer the name red beryl. To me the term red emerald is more of a dealer gimmick. I do value Antionette's opinion and I am curious to see why she thinks it should be classified as red emerald.

Author:  Barbra Voltaire [ Sun May 07, 2017 8:44 pm ]
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I bet she will agree with you. :wink:

Author:  dchallener [ Mon May 08, 2017 4:37 pm ]
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This is one case that I actually don't mind "red emerald". In the case of calling heliodore (a pretty common beryl) yellow emerald, it is clear there is an attempt to make it sound like it is more valuable and rare. But Bixbite is a lot more rare than emerald. And Bixbite sounds like an insect rather than a gem stone. Red beryl sounds like a description instead of a name.
I was out in Delta Utah last October and picked up a fair amount of specimens (and some cut stones). But a good name, especially for the vibrant fuschia colored stones (red on some light) really needs to exist. These stones are exquisite and deserve a better name. Until then, red emerald doesn't bother me at all.

Author:  Barbra Voltaire [ Mon May 08, 2017 5:15 pm ]
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And, I agree with you, dchallener.

Author:  Barbra Voltaire [ Fri May 12, 2017 11:03 am ]
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It's here!
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Author:  Nicky Newark [ Sun May 14, 2017 9:12 pm ]
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Mr.Challener and Mrs.Matlins have a good point about red beryl being the more rare and valuable stone. Using the term emerald doesn't increase the perceived value of a stone that is 20,000 times more rare. A good stand alone name like rubellite for red tourmaline is needed. I kinda like Nickynewarkite. Anyway until then, check out my Red Emerald. :D

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Author:  dchallener [ Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:24 pm ]
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I would like to propose the name Andurlite for Red Beryl.

After all, the sword's name meant "Fire of the West"

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