What is Beryl?
Beryl is a mineral that comes in various colors and is often found in Colombia, Brazil, and Russia. It’s primarily used as a gemstone and is popular for its range of colors including green, blue, and yellow.
Beryl is a versatile gemstone that comes in a range of colors including green, blue, and yellow. Its unique appearance and color make it a popular choice for jewelry and decorative items, especially beads and pendants.
|Chemical Classification||Inorganic - Silicate (Beryl)|
|Color||Varies by type: emerald (green), aquamarine (blue), morganite (pink), heliodor (yellow), and others.|
|Transparency||Typically transparent to translucent.|
|Occurrence||Brazil, Colombia (especially for emeralds), and Madagascar.|
|Formation||Beryl typically forms in pegmatites and certain metamorphic rocks.|
|Cleavage||Perfect in one direction|
|Mohs Hardness||7.5 - 8.|
|Specific Gravity||Approximately 2.63 - 2.91.|
|Diagnostic Properties||Hexagonal crystals, various colors.|
|Pleochroism||Weak to distinct, depending on the variety.|
|Optical Properties||Biaxial (-)|
|Refractive Index||1.577 - 1.583|
|2V angle||Measured: 58° to 63°|