Beryl is a class of mineral which is found in crystal form in different colors like green, yellow, red, white and blue. Some of the popular gemstones like Emerald, Aquamarine and Heliodor, belong to the Beryl family. Basically, a colorless beryl gest transformed into its variants with the presence of different varieties of impurities in it.
With a variety of sub-stones coming under this mineral group, each type of beryl gemstone has its own characteristics and benefits. According to those features, beryl crystals are to be worn. Here, it is important to know in details about the different types of Beryl crystals.
Beryl Gemstone is widely known for its healing properties. Its major benefits can be broadly summarized in the following points:
This gemstone offers mental peace and helps those who are in stressful conditions.
The Blue beryl is known to enhance the communication skills of the wearer. Those who are in a field of public speaking and communication stand to obtain greater benefits from this crystal.
Morganite is a lover’s gemstone. Its wearer is benefited with greater romance and love in life by wearing this gemstone
The yellow to Golden colored gemstone is believed to enhance the spiritual powers of the wearer. Also, it provides inner strength which makes him conquer all its weaknesses.
Beryl stone price in India per carat depends upon Weight (measured in carats or Ratti), Treatments and Quality (Cut, Clarity and Color).
Natural loose Aquamarine prices per carat in India rupees generally lie between Rupees 100 per carat and Rupees 7000 per carat and above.
Convert Beryl rate per carat into Beryl price per Ratti by multiplying it by 0.9 (so, Rupees 10000 carat= Rupees 9000 Ratti.)
Beryl Aquamarine Gemstone- This gemstone is greenish-blue to sky-blue in color, which is due to the elements of iron present in the crystals as an impurity. As compared to the other variants of Beryl minerals, aquamarine appears in the form of flawless crystals with greater transparency. It is one of the hardest gemstones with a Mohs index of 7.5-8.
Beryl Emerald Gemstone- Emerald, is one of the most popular precious gemstones, belonging to the Beryl gemstone family. Its green color is often due to the presence of Chromium and Vanadium as an impurity in the crystal structure. As the level of impurity decreases, the color of the gemstone becomes lighter. This also results in the decline in the value of the gemstone and its effectiveness as an Astrological Gemstone. In terms of hardness, it is similar to its relative Beryl gemstone like Aquamarine.
Heliodor Beryl Gemstone- The Yellow color of this group of beryl is again due to the presence of Iron ions which impart this beautiful color to this gemstone. However, the level of impurity present makes the difference between the golden yellow Beryl and the greenish-yellow Heliodor.
Morganite Beryl Gemstone- This bright pink to rose-colored gemstone gets its brilliant color from the presence of Manganese ions as an impurity in the Beryl crystals. Sometimes, naturally occurring Morganite can also be seen in different colors like Yellow and Orange with color banding.
Red Beryl Gemstone- Sometimes Manganese ions can also cause a deep red coloration in the Beryl Gemstones, which causes the formation of red beryl. This kind of crystals is quite rare in its appearance and there is only handful of places known to produce this variant.
Beryl Quality Factors
While choosing a Beryl Gemstone, the following points should be borne in mind:
Beryl is known for its prismatic crystal appearance.
The colorless Beryl can be absolutely transparent while the colored ones are translucent to opaque.
Sometime beryl exhibits discoloration upon heating or when exposed to sunlight.
The Beryl gemstones are very hard in nature and have a Mohs index of 7.5-8.