The Beryl family includes Aquamarine, Morganite, Heliodor and Goshenite (White Beryl)
Beryl’s are part of a family of silicate minerals that have similar chemical and physical properties but vary in color based on the trace elements present in each crystal.
Pure Beryl would be colorless; it is the trace elements that give Beryl’s their colors. For example, chromium, vanadium and iron create greens; manganese creates pinks, peaches and possibly reds too, and iron is believed to create yellow.
Some of the more well-known types of gem Beryl’s include:
Aquamarine – blue to blue-green variety
Emerald – green variety
Morganite – peach to pink variety
Green Beryl – lighter green variety
Lesser known Beryl’s include:
Bixbite – red variety
Goshenite – colorless variety
Heliodor – yellow variety
We have many colors, shapes and sizes available in Beryl’s – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.