All colors, depending on variety.
I with the exception of emerald
Optic Character: DR
of Color: Blue
(maxixe): unstable color centers; Green: Cr, V, Fe; Red/Pink:
Mn; Yellow: Fe
: Vitreous to resinous
Cleavage : One
direction; indistinct; almost never seen
and phase inclusions, Tubular inclusions
Brazil, predominantly, but associated with pegmatite dykes
Beryl is a beryllium aluminum silicate that occurs in every
color of the rainbow. When green, it's an emerald.
When blue, it's aquamarine. When pink, it's morganite.
There is a raspberry red variety found in Utah called Bixbite.
Yellow is heliodor and colorless
is goshenite. There is a very rare and costly variety termed riesling beryl, that can be
described as pale green colour, with a warm golden yellow
flash. Beryl had been used as a physician's tool and gazing
stone since ancient times. Those beliefs persist today.
Beryl is metaphysically attributed with the ability to cure
a number of intestinal and stomach ills, such as nausea,
ulcers, and seasickness.
May be confused with:
Red beryl from the Wah Wah Mtns.
The Gemology Project: Beryl