Beryl is scientifically classified as a Beryllium Aluminum Silicate. Presence of differing elements will account for the color it displays. The presence of Iron and Uranium produces the greenish-yellow color of the Heliodor variety. Its chemical symbol is (Be3Al2Si6O18) Heliodor is the yellow variety of the Beryl family, generally referring to the greenish-yellow crystal, but includes all yellow, yellow-green, light green and brown Beryl.Golden Beryl is a variety of Heliodor with a bright, pure yellow to golden yellow color. The golden yellow color is attributed to Fe3 ions. Heliodor is the stone of the Sun. The Greeks believed that Heliodor contained the power and warmth of the sun and that it was responsible for the alternation of day and night. This strong belief is reflected in the name itself, for the Greek meaning of heliodor is “gift of the sun”.

– Associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, zodiac signs of Leo, Scorpio & Sagittarius,and vibrates to the number 7

-Stimulates the higher mind and enables the brain to function more efficiently
-Allows one to make decisions based on wisdom instead of emotion or reaction
-Yang in nature, helps develop the masculine, regardless of gender
– assertiveness, self-confidence, physical and mental strength, benevolence and power
-Provides relief from heavy burdens and immense pressure
-Increases happiness and buoyant energy
-Brings warmth to the spirit if you move to colder environments.
– Heliodor strengthens the immune system, and aids the digestive system.

Hardness: 7.5-8 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 2.6-2.8
Refractive Index: 1.566 to 1.579