Golden Beryl

The gemstone Beryl revers to all varities of the beryl group which are not emerald-green or aquamarine blue. The name is derived from teh Greek Beryllos, possible of Indian origin, although the meaning is not knowen. The german word for specticle glasses; brille, is derived from it. spectical optics were made from clear Beryl. Prechious Beryl refers to all of the above Beryls, and is also used for all prechious stones from the Beryl group. Many color varities have special names in the traid. All are resistant to chemicals with the exseption of fluoric acid. They are brittle and easily damaged by knocks. They have a vitreous luster, and occur with aquamarine.