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can you tell me if this could be an emerald

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Hi I have been trying to find out if this stone is an emerald the hardness is 8 and I have done the water tests but after looking at pictures as well as information on the internet I am still not sure whatever it is I like it anyway but it would be great if I knew its name

asked Dec 27, 2015 by Alan Salmon (120 points)

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Alan, air bubbles of any kind indicate glass. I am sorry to burst your bubble, but most jewelers will assess your stone if you want to make absolutely sure. I could be mistaken but there seems to be bubbles present. If it is emerald it would probably scratch glass
answered Dec 28, 2015 by Weasel (58,980 points)
You have opted to show us several pics. It would be extremely hard to scratch an emerald or to scar it up in any way. Beryl is super-hard, like diamond.it may just be the way the light strikes it but there seem to be scratches or abrasion on the stone which would not be there with emerald. All that aside, I hope it is and I am wrong. It would be cool to find one.

It is a fact that Emerald has a hardness of 7.5 to 8.0 on the MOHs scale. So your odds are going up!