The name Beryl is from the Latin word beryllus which means the precious blue-green colour-of-sea-water stone. Beryl comes in many forms and is very popular in each form. Types of Beryl include Emerald, Morganite, Aquamarine, Bixbite, Goshenite and Heliodor. (See each type for more information.)
Physical Energy Properties: Strengthens the circulatory system and the pulmonary system. Beneficial to the nervous system. Beneficial for the stomach, pancreas, liver, and heart. Also good for the spine and concussions. You can also use this stone to help heal throat infections.
Emotional Energy Properties: A great stone to help you simplify your life to make it less stressful. Helps you filter out distractions so you can focus on your goals. Also reduces anxiety and the tendency to overthink. Reawakens love and romance in long-term relationships.
Chakras: Associated with the Crown and Solar Plexus chakra.
Astrological signs: Related to Gemini, Leo, Pisces and Aries.
History: Beryl has always been revered as one of the most valuable gemstones in the world. Emeralds, a type of Beryl have been sought-after for centuries and were noted as one of the royal gems. Each type of Beryl stone has a history of its own, but generally, these gemstones have always been well-loved throughout history and used in jewelry, crowns and other accessories.
Where it's found: Beryl is found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, Columbia, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Norway, Brazil, South Africa, Columbia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia, and the United States. Some of the largest Beryl gemstones were found in the Bumpus Quarry in Albany, Maine weighing 18 metric tons and measuring 18 by 3.9 feet. The largest ever Beryl stone was from Malakialina, Madagascar weighing 840,000 pounds and measuring 59 feet long and 11 feet in diameter.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Beryl gemstones can be opaque to translucent with a vitreous lustre. They rate a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs hardness scale which is why it’s popularly used to make jewelry. This stone is made of beryllium aluminum cyclosilicate. The colours range from green, blue, red, pink yellow, and white. Transparent pieces are known as precious beryl, and the most popular types are Green Emerald and Blue Aquamarine. The rarest type of Beryl is Red Bixite which can be very hard to find and very pricey because of that.
How to use it: Wear the Beryl stone that is most appropriate to your needs and preferences. You can find beautiful rings, pendants, necklaces, earrings and bracelets with the various Beryl gemstones.
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