Skupocen dragi kamen, providan i kao trava zelen, vrsta berila.
ETYM French béryl, Old Fren. beril, Latin beryllus, Greek beryllos, prob. from Skr. vaidűrya. Related to Brilliant.
The chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems.
Mineral, beryllium aluminum silicate, Be3Al2Si6O18, which forms crystals chiefly in granite. It is the chief ore of beryllium. Two of its gem forms are aquamarine (light-blue crystals) and emerald (dark-green crystals).
Well-formed crystals of up to 200 tons have been found.
ETYM Old Eng. emeraude, Old Fren. esmeraude, esmeralde, French émeraude, Latin smaragdus, from Greek.
1. A green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone.
2. A transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem.
3. The green color of an emerald.
A clear, green gemstone variety of the mineral beryl. It occurs naturally in Colombia, the Ural Mountains, in Russia, Zimbabwe, and Australia.