The name Beryl comes from the Latin word “beryllus” or “berillus” and was used in the Middle Ages as a synonym for all clear crystals. This was the origin of the word “glasses”, because the first lenses were made of crystal.
Emerald, a variety of Beryl, was already used in the 13th century BC, demolished in Egypt and also widely traded in Pre-Columbian South America as jewel.
The most famous varieties of Beryll, to which special effects as healing stones are attributed, are blue Aquamarine and green Emerald. These two varieties are treated separately.
Other varieties are: Bixhibit (red Beryl), Heliodor (gold Beryl), Goshenite (colorless Beryl), Morganite (pink Beryl), Vanadium Beryll
Among Beryls, a special important meaning is attached to the Heliodorus. Already before the birth of Christ, the Heliodor was regarded among the ancient Greeks as a protective and rejuvenating healing stone. They also called it “gift of the sun” (Greek: Helios Doron) and believed that it would combine the power and warmth of the sun within itself and could determine the rhythm between day and night. Its color can vary from yellow to blue.
Beryll forms magmatic in Granite and Pegmatite, or also Hydrothermal in Quartz veins or old-age plants. Among the others, Metamorphic Beryls are found in Gneiss. In the form of soap deposits in river sediments, Beryl may be secondary enriched.
Occurrence of Beryl is found in Brazil (eg Minas Gerais and Pici), Colombia (Muzo and Coscuez), Madagascar, Namibia, Norway, Austria, Pakistan, Ural, Siberia, Mozambique and the United States.
Beryl crystals can also be extraordinarily large. In the US, state of Maine, a 6-meter-long and one and a half ton specimen has already been found, while in Mozambique there have been crystals of up to 177 tons.
Depending on the variety, Beryl has quite different colors. In addition to transparent stones are also white, yellow, blue, green, red and pink Beryl.
Beryl is assigned to the hexagonal crystal system and is an aluminum-beryllium silicate. The mineral forms large crystals with prismatic to columnar habit. It has a glass-to-grease-like luster on the surfaces and also occurs in the form of granular or massive aggregates, which is why it can easily be confused with Quartz. Beryl in its pure form is colorless and transparent. In the colored varieties, the transparency decreases accordingly.
Mohs’ hardness of Beryl is 7.5 to 8, which is why it is often used as a gemstone. Its melting point is 1650 ° C.
Beryl is basically a so-called allochromatic gemstone. It is, therefore, extraneous and, in pure form, generally colorless. Already a very small quantity of other elements provide the coloring of Beryll and the formation of the different varieties.
Beryl is said to have a variety of effects on the body as well as on the soul as a healing stone. While the healing effects on the body are quite similar in all varieties, the effects on the soul are in part different. The possibilities of applying Beryl as a healing stone are manifold.
Beryl has a detoxifying effect on the body by stimulating the liver. It can also help with problems such as diarrhea or constipation on travel, inflammations in the gastrointestinal area as well as in hemorrhoids. Beryl also has a positive effect on the respiratory tract and alleviates ailments such as angina and bronchitis; the eye can also be treated with the healing stone. It also helps to reduce stress.
The effect of the healing stone on the soul varies, depending on the variety, but quite similar.
- Red Beryl (Bixhibit):Red Beryl supports the physical body’s ability to repair itself, deriving its energy from manganese, required for cell reproduction and the formation of new blood cells. It raises and maintains energy levels, increases stamina and vitality, and is an excellent crystal for those who are chronically ill, very old, or convalescing. It can be a very useful support in energetically treating leukemia or other cancers.
Red Beryl may be used in treating disorders of the heart, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, pancreas, thyroid and parathyroid, the stomach, and ulcers of all kinds. It is also believed to fortify the circulatory system and nerves, and has a cleansing effect that assists both the respiratory tract and the digestive system.
This crystal is beneficial in stimulating the sexual and reproductive organs, and aids in issues of infertility. It is an excellent stone for sexual imbalances, particularly those involving emotional issues such as sexual abuse, to feel more secure and healthy toward sexual expression.
- Gold Beryl (Heliodor): The Heliodor is considered as a protective and healing stone. It is supposed to give its wearer a healthy and younger look and also to give more radiance. In addition, it helps to promote a more flexible mind, thereby helping its wearer keep a clear head in planning, negotiating and spiritual activities. Thanks to the healing stone it is even possible to withstand greater loads (eg enormous pressure) easier, because the Heliodor gives balance and joy.
- Goshenite (colorless Beryl): The colorless Beryl is to help as a healing stone against travel fever or even homesickness. It is therefore a protective stone on journeys. Beryl also increases the concentration, contributes to efficient action, promotes determination and patience. In combination with Morganite, Goshenite enhances charm and eroticism.
- Morganite (pink Beryl): With Morganite, its bearer gets more peace and serenity, the healing stone gives him confidence and ensures relaxation. Morganite can relieve anxiety, reduce stress. It helps to overcome bad times and to face unpleasant situations. Morganit strengthens as a healing stone also the sense of responsibility ensures an extension of the view. Self-conviction and over-zeal can be better done with Morganite, its wearer can make himself aware better of suppressed feelings.
- Vanadium Beryl: gives courage to its wearer and is to help with despair. Thus, the healing stone can also make sure that its bearer reaches the seemingly impossibles.