Beryl is a silicate mineral, that contains both beryllium and aluminium.
Beryl possesses a wide color palette. Its blue variety is called Aquamarine,
green one - Emerald, yellow - Heliodor and pink - Morganite.
Talismans & amulets
In the Middle Ages Beryl was a talisman for artists and sculptors. It
promoted creativity, eliminated weariness, maintained vivacity of spirit and
raised its wearer intelligence. It also protected the owner on distant trips
and helped with research and philosophy studies. The rings with Beryl were
worn by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rubens and Benvenuto Cellini.
In Ancient Rome Beryl was used to treat liver and eyes diseases. Romans also
believed that this stone promotes matrimonial love and glorifies the
owner. The water from bowl where Beryl was submerged for a while, was used
to treat asthma. In Avicenna’s opinion, Beryl helps healing
cataracts and leprosy.
Beryl was used by fortune-tellers. Legend says that Beryl helps in fights
and disputes; it makes the owner invincible, but not too aggressive. It was
believed that this stone energies the mind of its wearer and shakes off his
Golden and blue Beryl: Chakra Three: Manipura; colorless Beryl: Chakra Seven: Sahasrara; blue Beryl: Chakra Five: Vissuddha