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What minerals and gems make up the emerald birthstone?

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September 02, 2009 1:39AM

The Emerald is Beryl gemstone. Beryl is Beryllium Aluminum Cyclosilicate Be3Al2(SiO3)6. The green variety is called Emerald and the green color comes from small amounts of Chromium.