Gem Family: Chrysoberyl is a gem family most well known for producing phenomenal gems, including cat's-eye chrysoberyl and the color-changing alexandrite. Cat's-eye chrysoberyl has a distinct pupil-like band of light that sweeps from side to side across its face. Faceted chrysoberyl is also available with a honey-gold color. Rare faceted Honeydew Chrysoberyl™ has a fresh spring green color.
Source: Most chrysoberyl is mined in Sri Lanka, Brazil, and India.
Enhancement: Chrysoberyl is not enhanced in any way.
Toughness & Hardness: Chrysoberyl has a hardness of 8.5 on the Mohs scale and it is quite tough.
Care & Cleaning: Chrysoberyl is among the most durable gemstones. Clean your chrysoberyl with warm water, detergent, and a soft brush. Chrysoberyl can be put in ultrasonic or steam cleaners.