The name beryl was derived from the greek word beryllus which means sea water colored stone. The latin word brill, french word brille, spanish word brillo which means shine, synonym of brilliance. Beryl is found mainly in granitic pegmatites. The chemical composition is Be3Al2(Si6O18), a beryllium aluminium silicate mineral. The beryl family is one of the oldest of the gemstones discovered. Emeralds, Aquamarine, blue beryl, morganite, goshenite and heliodor are all varieties of beryl family. There is a wide range of colors in various categories. Blue to bluish green variety is Aquamarine, Dark blue beryl, Green variety is called Emerald, light green, yellow, red, peach, golden yellow variety is Heliodor, Pink variety is Morganite, and the colorless variety is Goshenite. Beryl symbolizes piety, purity, and behaves as a savior for sailors, comrades and civilians. It was believed that the roman emperor Nero enjoyed the gladiator fights through an emerald gemstone. As a predecessor of the emerald the goshenite was the first ever known spectacles manufactured. Ancient Hebrews worshipped the beryl as a holy stone, which was believed to strengthen one's belief.
Beryls are majorly mined at brazil and the other known areas are Sri Lanka, Madagascar, India, Afghanistan, California and the Urals. Beryl when combined with copper gives high resistance and is used in manufacturing high quality wires. Beryllium Alloys have also been used in disc brakes and windshields for vehicles. The hardness of beryl lies between 7.5 - 8.0. The specific gravity is 2.76 and the refractive Index is 1.565-1.599 .
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