Other Names:

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

Chemical Composition:

Be3Al2(Si6O18) Berylleum Aluminum Silicate


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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.


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:


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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