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Nature of Material: beryl (BARE-ul) is a mineral species; Hexagonal crystal system; Chemical composition Be3A12Si6O18

Appearance: Transparent to opaque Colorless, green, yellow, light orange, pink, red (rare), blue (fading Maxixe type), brown, black

Phenomena: chatoyancy, asterism (rare)
Variety and Trade Names
Green beryl - green variety whose color is too light, desaturated, or yellowish to be called emerald
Golden beryl - greenish yellow to orange or yellowish brown, also called heliodor or Yellow beryl
Emerald - improper designation for stones that should be caned green beryl
Typical Size Range: 1 to 20 ct; faceted stones as large as 600 ct are known;
Typical Cutting Styles: faceted, cabochons
Optic Character: DR, uniaxial, negative
Refractive Index: 1.577-1.583 (±.017)
Birefringence: .005 to .009 Dispersion: .014
Specific Gravity: 2.72 (+.18, -.05)
Polish Luster: vitreous
Fracture: conchoidal
Luster: vitreous to resinous
Cleavage: very difficult in one direction, almost never seen

Identifying Characteristics
liquid, 2-phase, or tubular inclusions
Special Care Instructions: keep in dark and away from heat

Availability: colorless - plentiful; others - limited to scarce
Public Recognition: unfamiliar
Birthstone Designation
Scorpio (approximately Oct. 24 - Nov. 21), 3:00 pm

Major Sources: Brazil, Afghanistan, Madagascar, US
Recommended Disclosures: Inform customers if treated, or when treatment is a possibility. Advise about unstable color in Maxixe type, and about possible fading or color alteration in orange beryl. Avoid heat.
The Meaning Of Beryl

BERYL - The Stone of healing and divination

The Beryl family of gemstones is quite popular, not only for their range of color, but also for their high brilliance and excellent hardness of 7.5, making them quite suitable for everyday wear. The ancient Greeks used the refracting properties of beryl to create the first spectacles known to man. At the time of Nero white or clear beryl was found on the Island of Elba and it was often cut to create eyeglasses.

Beryl originates from Mesopotamia and was worshipped as a magic stone by the ancient Hebrews, as it was believed to strengthen ones belief in God. The modern bible states that one day it will take it's place in the walls of the New Jerusalem.

Healing Properties: Legend tells us that Greek physicians would treat bladder ailments and kidney stones by dipping beryl into water and then giving the water to the patient to drink. It was a stone widely known for healing and divination in ancient societies. An old tradition states that wearing beryl will make a lazy person more industrious and one slow of wits much smarter.

Magical properties 
Energy: Receptive
Element: Water Powers: Psychic, healing, love, energy, anti-gossip According to ancient magical direction, scaring with beryl should only be practiced during the Waxing Moon for the most potent results. Due to its strong lunar energy associations, beryl can be worn or placed on the altar during Full Moon rituals.

When you have lost something, if you hold a beryl in your hand and visualize the object, still your mind, and allow your psychic impressions to work, it shall reveal the whereabouts of the lost object.

Chakra Classification: Any color beryl is ideal for opening all chakras. It will strengthen the magnetism of the wearer and give him or her sex appeal and charm, when doubled with the beryl morganite, it acts as an aphrodisiac.



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