Gemstone of the Day
The name beryl is derived from the Greek “beryllos” which referred to “precious blue-green color-of-sea-water stone.
Hardness: 7.5 – 8
Specific Gravity: 2.76
Chemistry: Be3Al2Si6O18 Beryllium Aluminum Silicate
Healing: Beryl has many healing abilities according to the color of beryl used:
Goshenite – is used to treat disorders and injuries with regard to the legs, specifically the leg muscles. It is also quite helpful in assisting to remedy dust allergies.
Aquamarine – is used to help reduce one’s dependence on drugs, and to help eliminate fluid retention by strengthening the kidneys, liver, spleen and thyroid, thus purifying the general body.
Emerald – is used to treat conditions of the eyes. It is also used to treat backaches.
Heliodor – is used to remove physical toxins from ones liver and skin.
Morganite – is used for healing a wide range of ailments related to the heart and throat; such as emphysema, tuberculosis, heart disease, lungs, oxygenation and throat issues. It is beneficial in treating all respiratory ailments and to increase the supply of oxygen to the cells.
Red Beryl – is used to treat bladder ailments and kidney stones by dipping beryl into water and then giving the water to the patient to drink.
Workings: Beryl originates from Mesopatamia and was worshiped as a magic stone by the ancient Hebrews, as it was believed to strengthen ones belief in God.
Beryl has various metaphysical and astrological associations which are assigned according to its color:
Goshenite – Goshenite is used to promote practical wisdom, intellectual curiosity as well as thoughtful, and carefully thought out decisions. It will help you see a situation from all sides, breaking down stubbornness and rigidity. It is a stone of truthfulness that encourages truth in all actions. Goshenite is associated with the astrological sign of Libra and vibrates to the number 3.
Aquamarine – Aquamarine is used to open up one’s psychic abilities. It also enables one to be sensitive to the thoughts and vibrations of other people. Aquamarine is associated with the astrological signs of Gemini, Pisces and Aries. It vibrates to the number 1.
Emerald is a stone of love and romance. It brings and enhances joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, memory, and faith. It also benefits intuition and communication, and promotes truthfulness. It is associated with the astrological signs of Taurus, Gemini and Aries and vibrates to the number 4.
Red Beryl is used by intuitives and mystics to bring harmony to relationships and enhance compatibility. It is also used to strengthen creativity energy. Red Beryl is associated with the astrological signs of Taurus and Aries and vibrates to the number 8.
Morganite is known both as an Angel stone and a Heart stone. It can bring love to one’s live or rekindle old love. As an angel stone, it is known to help with communicating with angels. It can also balance emotions and ease the pain of separation. Morganite is associated with the astrological sign of Libra and vibrates to the number 3.
Chakra Applications: Emerald is associated with the heart chakra. Heliodor is beneficial for the Solar Plexus and Brow chakras. Morganite is associated with the Heart chakra. Red beryl (Bixbite) is associated with the Sacral and Heart chakras. Aquamarine is associated with the Solar Plexus and Throat chakras. Heliodor is associated with the Sacral and Heart chakras.
Foot Notes: The mineral beryl is a beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. It is a single mineral with many varieties that are distinguished by their color. Beryl is colorless in pure form; it is the many different impurities that give beryl its varied coloration.
Emerald is the green variety of beryl.
Aquamarine is the blue variety of beryl.
Heliodor is the greenish-yellow variety.
Morganite is the pink variety.
Goshenite is the colorless variety.
The name beryl is used for the red and golden varieties.
During the time of Nero, white or clear beryl was found on the Island of Elba and it was often cut to create eyeglasses.