Pure beryl is colorless, but it also occurs in a variety of colors including green, yellow, greenish-yellow, blue to blue-green, red, colorless and pink when tinted by impurities. The pink variety is known as Morganite, red is very rare and known as Bixbite, Goshenite is the colorless form. Golden beryl is a yellow-green and called Heliodor. Aquamarines and Emeralds are actually a variety of beryl. Beryls are some of the most valuable of all the colored gemstones.
The name of beryl is from ancient Greek, beryllos, and means "precious blue-green color".
Beryl was used as cutting tools in the Upper Paleolithic period, as ceremonial stones in the rites of magic and used to signify greatness. Famous forms of beryl include Morganite, found by industrialist, JP Morgan, Heliodor, called the gift of the sun and Bixbite, named after Maynard Bixby, who cataloged the minerals of Utah.
Astrological : Sagittarius
Beryl was used to ward off demons and evil spirits. Ancient literature notes that Pliny used powdered beryl to cure eye injuries. Beryl is said to protect travelers from danger and to treat disorders of the heart and spine.
Other legends about beryl indicate it was used to promote cheerfulness and marital love, to retard laziness, and maintain youthfulness. Golden beryl is said to make one sympathetic and increase sincerity.
Aquamarine is metaphysically known as a stone of courage and fortitude. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response. It gives peace, and shielding for the aura. Aquamarine is reputed to assist with calming communication issues. Mystical and folk lore states that it is attuned to the sea, and protects travelers on water, and sailors. Aquamarine is associated with the throat chakra.
Emerald is the sacred stone of the goddess Venus. It was thought to preserve love. The emerald has long been the symbol of hope. It is considered by many to be the stone of prophecy. For some the emerald acts as a tranquilizer for a troubled mind. The emerald is said to bring the wearer reason and wisdom. The strongest time for the powers of the emerald is said to be spring.
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. Morganite also brings compassion, empathy, self-control, and patience. It can also balance emotions and ease the pain of separation. It has been said to be one of the highest frequency stones available.
Bixbite, is used by intuitives and mystics to bring harmony to relationships and enhance compatibility. It is also used to strengthen creativity energy. Gem-quality bixbite is very rare, and the largest faceted gemstones are less than three carats (600 mg) in size.
Goshenite is a stone of truthfulness that encourages full truth in all actions and particularly in giving one's word. Goshenite bring self-control, creativity, and originality. It makes communication easier and can stabilize relationships. Physically Goshenite is used for healing the leg muscles.
Heliodor stimulates the mind, nervous system, spine, bones with warm sun energy for mental clarity, confidence, willpower, visualizing, and protection. Cleans emotional and physical toxins from ones liver and skin, and is beneficial for Solar Plexus and Brow chakras.
Beryl has been used for centuries to help stomach, intestines, ulcers, nausea and eating disorders. It works with the mental body for exhaustion, depression and stimulates the mind, nervous system, spine and bones. Beneficial for elimination organs such as the kidneys, liver, and intestines. Helps strengthen the circulatory and pulmonary systems, making them more resistant to toxins and pollutants. Helpful to the eyes, throat and easing a stressed mental state. Beryl is often used as a sedative.
Aquamarine - A great stone for stress relief. This crystal is used to strengthen the immune system, thymus, lymphnodes, Filters out unnecessary information to the brain. Calms the nerves. Clarifies perception and strengthens the body's cleansing organs such as the liver, spleen, thyroid, and kidneys. Helps the eyes, jaw, neck, stomach, teeth, throat, mouth and ears. This is a very important stone for the Thymus. Releases anxiety, fear, restlessness, peaceful stillness. Allows for better breathing with allergies. This is good stone when recovering from and illness.
Emerald - This crystal is the most recommended stone for breathing issues, heart health, swollen lymphnodes, blood problems, the thymus, the pancreas ( for blood sugar rebalance), labor/delivery, eyesight, and the etheric field. Excellent general healer. Emerald was considered an ancient blood detoxifier and anti-poison. Helps strengthen the backbone and alleviates problems associated with sugar diabetes. Emeralds are of special value to athletes, chiropractors, lecturers, marriage counselors, masseurs, optometrists, people who work in radioactive areas, and those who work in close quarters. It improves psychic abilities, raises consciousness, and helps the individual attain balance. Also enhances the immune system.
Morganite - Some say it is quite beneficial to remedy all respiratory ailments and to increase the supply of oxygen to the cells. This is one of the highest frequency stones available for healing.Physically, the morganite gemstone 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.
Bixbite - All shades of red beryl from pale violet, pink to red are helpful in an effort to break down prejudices and intolerance.Intuitive sources state that physically bixbite is good for healing problems associated with the physical heart, liver, lungs, mouth, throat, stomach, physical energy level, and digestive system.
Goshenite - Goshenite has been 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.Goshenite will help restore a healthy energy flow throughout one's body, healing both emotional and physical pain or injury. It allows one to have ease of communication, encourages truth, helps to maintain self-control and promotes stability within relationships.
Heliodor - Heliodor is good for clearing the body of toxins. It has a stimulating effect on the vegetative nervous system and a particularly beneficial effect on the solar plexus. It is known to counteract the over-reactions and hyperactivity of the general body. Heliodor water eases stiff muscles and muscle cramps.