Hiddenite (Spodumene) Gemstones

  • Hardness

    6.0 - 7.0 on the Mohs scale.

  • Occurrence

    Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), North America, former USSR and Sweden.

  • Appearance

    Light green to bright emerald green. First discovered in 1879 by W.E. Hidden in North Carolina. The town where it was discovered was later named to Hiddenite, North Carolina.

  • Enhancements

    Hiddenite is rarely irradiated to produce green color.

    More information on gemstone enhancements.

  • Gemstone Family

    Hiddenite is a member of the Spodumene gemstone family.