Now and again, beryl is found which lacks coloring substances. In such cases it simply remains a 'mere' colorless beryl. In the trade, it is more often referred to as goshenite after the place where it was originally found, Goshen, in Massachusetts.
You may hear goshenite called white beryl, in a reference to the clear color, or the “mother of gemstones,” because as soon as it acquires impurities, it can turn into a wide range of precious forms of beryl. Such as such as the trace of chromium which make them emerald, or manganese which turns them into morganite.
Here are some of the taking points of goshenite:
Cutting of goshenite
The typical hexagonal beryl crystals with their often vertically striated surfaces are mainly found in the gemstone deposits of South America and those of Central and West Africa. However, they also occur on Madagascar, in Russia and the Ukraine, and in the USA. The skilled lapidaries turn them into a multitude of many-faceted shapes. In particular, beryls are well suited to rectangular or square step cuts, since it takes a clear design to bring out the transparent beauty of this colorful gemstone family to the full.
Mohs Hardness of 7.5 with a hexagonal crystal structure.
Excellent hardness, and resistance to corrosive substances.