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Are these emerald gemstones?

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asked Aug 22, 2016 by Isaac Makiba (220 points)

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They appear to be. See if you can scratch one. Use a nail or a file. If you cannot scratch it, you will know it is a very hard rock. Emerald is probably closest to diamond in hardness.
answered Aug 24, 2016 by Weasel (58,360 points)
Actually looks more like dyed material in my opinion. Hard to tell forsure, especially since the posted did not provide any additional background information and just posted a poor quality photo.

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