Happy holidays! Now seems like a good time to roll out the beryl. This special Gems by Geography blog series takes us to Utah where we marvel at the seasonal “gooseberry” color of red beryl.
Utah's gemstone is so rare that one red beryl crystal is found for every 150,000 diamonds.
Discovered in the late 1970s, red beryl is found in gem quality at only three locations in the world: the Thomas Range and the Wah Wah Mountains in west-central Utah, and the Black Range in New Mexico.
Summer is one of the best times of the year to tour Alaska. Come with us in this Gems by Geography entry as we explore the exquisite, natural beauty of their state gem - that big, sparkly rock for which Alaska is famous: Jade.