Beryl


Beryl


Other Names:


Goshenite (Colorless), Bixbite (red) Heliodor (yellow), Emerald (deep green), Aquamarine (blue-green), Morganite (pink)

Chemical Composition:


Be3Al2(Si6O18) Berylleum Aluminum Silicate


Hardness:


7 1/2 - 8


Description:


Beryl itself is generally unknown, it's the different varieties that are familiar to most. In general beryl is colorless in it's true form, it is the many different impurities that give beryl its varied colorations. Without those impurities, beryl would be a rather ordinary gemstone with only average fire and brilliance.


About:


The Greek word beryllos apparently referred initially to any green stone, then to just beryls.

Each color of beryl is considered a mineral in it's own right. For more information see the specific type:

Pale Green - Aquamarine
Deep Green - Emerald
Yellow - Heliodor
Pink - Morganite
Red - Bixbite
Clear/Colorless - Goshenite


Lore & History:


See Specific Types


Healing Properties:


See Specific Types


Magickal/Metaphysical Properties:


See Specific Types


Deity/Elemental/Planetary Affinity:


Neptune/Water/Moon


Astrological Correspondence:


varies, see specific types


Where to Wear for best results:


See specific types


  Clear Beryl   Green Beryl 

  Red Beryl - Bixbite   Golden Beryl - Heliodor  



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