Beryl is a naturally occurring silicate mineral composed of beryllium aluminum cyclosilicate. These stones are confused with almost all other yellow and greenish-yellow gems as it looks the same. It can be found in small to very large sizes of crystals.
Beryl symbolizes energy, safety, freshness, harmony, peace, prosperity, fertility, and growth.
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Beryl is a transparent pale green, blue, or yellow mineral that can be opaque to translucent with a white streak and brittle tenacity. These stones are great for the people with the zodiac sign of Scorpio. It is associated with the throat, crown, and solar plexus chakras. It balances and opens up all these three chakras. It will help to strengthen beliefs, deal with stress and anxiety, remove unwanted emotional baggage, heighten courage, promote inner strength, and calm your mind.
Beryl is derived from the Latin word "Beryllus" which means "Jewel of the Sea". In the 13th century, Beryl was used in making lenses of eyeglasses in Italy. In 1798, the element beryllium was recognized as a component of Beryl by a French Scientist, Nicholas Louis Vauquelin. In ancient Mesopotamia, these stones were regarded as a highly valuable stone with many healing and spiritual properties. It was believed that these stones will strengthen the belief in God.
Beryls can be commonly found in granitic pegmatites, mica schists in the Ural mountain, and the veins and cavities of limestones. Most of the red Beryls come from a pneumatolytic phase along with fractures or within near-surface miarolitic cavities of the rhyolite. It is formed by crystallizing under low pressure and high temperature.
The chemical formula of Beryl is Be3Al2Si6O18. These stones have a hardness of 7.5-8 according to the Mohs scale and they have a vitreous to resinous luster.
The price of Beryl can vary from $10 to $100 according to its cut, color, and quality. The top-quality natural red Beryl can cost up to $10000 per carat.
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