Beryl Meaning & Properties

Beryl includes several of the most famous gemstones: emerald, morganite, and aquamarine.

Beryl is a hard, durable mineral comes in a variety of colors. Pure beryl is clear, but turns various colors with the presence of impurities. Its colors have their own names: for example, emerald is green beryl, aquamarine is blue beryl, and morganite is pink beryl. Beryl can be found in many places around the world and has been used as a gemstone since prehistoric times. Its mineral composition is beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. The highest quality beryl stones are transparent, but lower quality opaque stones also exist and can be an affordable alternative for crystal workers. When searching for affordable pieces, use the keywords ‘raw’ or ‘rough’.

Types of Beryl


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