Discovered in 1913, heliodor has a fascinating history that originated in southwest Africa (Namibia to be exact).
Emerald, Aquamarine, Morganite and Heliodor are all varieties of the Beryl family.
"Helios" translates to "sun" in Greek. Helios was the Greek god of the sun. The second part of the name, "dor," comes from "doron," meaning gift. Therefore, a heliodor gemstone is a gift from the sun!
Yellow beryl or sometimes referred to as Golden Beryl has a color range from greenish yellow to bright yellow to yellowish-orange.
Golden beryl has a hardness of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs hardness scale.
One of the most common locations this gemstone is found is Brazil. The specimens of this gemstone from Brazil tend to have the highest clarity and are also generally larger than golden beryl from other sources.
Other geographical sources include Namibia, where it was first discovered; as well as Ukraine, Russia, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria.
Beryl Metaphysical Properties:
It was viewed as a healing stone in ancient Greece, where precious beryl was dipped into drinking water and that water was drunk to remove kidney stones and bladder ailments. Some oral traditions state that beryls of all kinds make the lazy more industrious and the slow-minded more clever.
This listing includes one Single Strand Necklace or one Double Strand Necklace per order*
Gemstone: Natural Yellow Beryl AKA Heliodor
Color: Light Yellow
Transparency: Semi-Translucent - Opaque
Cut: Oval Polished Nugget
Bead Size (mm): Single Strand: 13x11-20x18mm, Double Strand: 8x6-14x12
Carat Weight: Single Strand: 364cts, Double Strand: 447cts
Style: Single Strand Necklace, Double Strand Necklace
SKU: 6143195, 6143196
*All gemstone information guaranteed by our staff GIA Graduate Gemologist.
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