Chrysoberyl "Cat's Eye"
Chrysoberyl has been known since ancient times and the name comes from the Greek word for gold. Its most famous varieties include Alexandrite, named after Czar Alexander II, and Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye (Cymophane). Chyrsoberyl is a very hard gem, rating 8.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale right behind Corundum and Diamond. Despite its similar name, Chrysoberyl is not a member of the Beryl family. Chrysoberyl is usually found in golden yellow, yellowish-green to green, yellow, as well as shades of brown and red. Notable Chrysoberyl deposits are in Brazil, Madagascar, Myanmar, Russia, and United States. Obscure folklore rumors Chrysoberyl's golden color inspires good mood, generosity and a kind disposition.