The name Chrysoberyl is derivate from the Greek words chrysos and berullos, meaning “golden” and “gem crystal”. Even Though the likeness of their names, Chrysoberyl and Beryl are two completely different gemstones.
Members of the beryl group include emerald, aquamarine, and morganite while members of the chrysoberyl group only include chrysoberyl, cymaphane and alexandrite.
Chrysoberyl is a gemstone that is believed to protect its wearer and keep disaster at bay
Chrysoberyl is called action gem, it starts moving and changing in reaction to light. In the gem world, special effects are known as phenomena. The gem varieties of Chrysoberyl respond to light in remarkable ways.
The strong band will usually be revealed by spectroscopic analysis, where the violet takes over from the blue. When the color darkens from bright yellowish-green to golden-yellow to brown, this band increases in strength.
For acquiring more prosperity, confidence, self-pride and very helpful as a healing tool due to their colors. Amplifies other Chrysoberyl energies. Some are irradiated to turn green. Trust your feeling with each stone.
Chrysoberyl brings the qualities of discipline and self control. It promotes concentration and the ability to learn, enabling the wearer to think clearly.
Chrysoberyl transforms negative energy into positive energy. It extend self confidence and strengthens self worth.
Chrysoberyl helps to highlight the cause of disease. It supports self-healing. Chrysoberyl balances adrenaline and cholesterol, and fortifies the chest and liver.
Chrysoberyl is considered to protect the visual center of the brain and helps with eyesight. The eye shaped crystal has an amazing effect on the nervous system and should be worn often. Used to drive away nightmares when placed by the bedside.
Cymophane is said to provide relief from feminine discomforts and intestinal ache.
Cat’s Eye is polished into cabochons, and is used most often in rings and pendants.
All colors of transparent Chrysoberyl can be faceted into gemstones. Despite its appealing and valuable nature, Chrysoberyl is not absolutely used in jewelry.
The most common colors for Chrysoberyl jewelry are yellow, greenish-yellow, and brownish-yellow. Cat’s Eye is polished into cabochons, and usually has a yellow-brown, greenish-brown, greenish-gray, or gray color.
Alexandrite is used as rare and amazing jewelry piece, and most often faceted into round and cushion cuts that are used in rings and pendants.
The most significant Chrysoberyl deposits are in Brazil, but other important deposits are in Australia, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Myanmar (Burma), and Russia. Cat’s eye is found in Brazil, India, China, SriLanka, and Zimbabwe, and Alexandrite comes from Brazil, Russia, Madagascar, SriLanka and Tanzania.