Natural Heliodor

Heliodor gemstone is a varietie of beryl stone, it can range in colors from pale yellow to a brilliant gold.

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Heliodor is a varietie of beryl, can range in colors from pale yellow to a brilliant gold. Unlike emerald, It generally has very few flaws. The gemstone is sometimes synonymous with golden beryl. The golden yellow color is attributed to Fe3+ ions.

Heliodor gem is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formula Be3Al2(SiO3)6. Well-known varieties of beryl include emerald and aquamarine.

Naturally occurring, hexagonal crystals of beryl can be up to several meters in size, but terminated crystals[clarification needed] are relatively rare. Pure beryl is colorless, but it is frequently tinted by impurities, possible colors are green, blue, yellow, red (the rarest), and white.


Beryl of various colors is found most commonly in granitic pegmatites, but also occurs in mica schists in the Ural Mountains, and limestone in Colombia. Heliodor stone is often associated with tin and tungsten ore bodies.

Beryl is found in Europe in Norway, Austria, Germany, Sweden (especially morganite), Ireland and Russia, as well as Brazil, Colombia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Africa, the United States, and Zambia.

US beryl locations are in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Dakota and Utah.

New England’s pegmatites have produced some of the largest beryls found, including one massive crystal from the Bumpus Quarry in Albany, Maine with dimensions 5.5 by 1.2 m (18.0 by 3.9 ft) with a mass of around 18 metric tons, it is New Hampshire’s state mineral.

As of 1999, the world’s largest known naturally occurring crystal of any mineral is a crystal of beryl from Malakialina, Madagascar, 18 m (59 ft) long and 3.5 m (11 ft) in diameter, and weighing 380,000 kg (840,000 lb).

Heliodor beryl

Beryl varieties

Aquamarine: blue and green-blue
Emerald : green because of the presence of chromium
Heliodor : golden or yellow because of the presence of iron
Morganite : pink to orange, containing lithium and cesium
Goshenite : colorless
Red beryl (bixbite) : red currant supported, rich in manganese.

Heliodor stone meaning and healing properties benefits

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

Helidor is the stone of the Sun. The Greeks believed that the stone 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”.

Heliodor under microscope


Where is heliodor gemstone found?

In the United States, the gemstone can be found in Litchfield County, Connecticut. The best specimens of the stone come from Namibia, but some can also be found in Madagascar and Brazil. Brazilian gem is often of a pale yellow shade and is step cut to give the stone more depth of color.

What is golden beryl?

Golden Beryl is the greenish-yellow to yellow varieties of Beryl. Beryl is best known for its famous gem varieties Emerald and Aquamarine, but other varieties such as Golden Beryl is also used as gemstones.

What is yellow beryl worth?

Yellow-greens don’t see high demand. Stones up to 10 carats with richer colors retail for up to $150 per carat, while those 10 carats or larger could fetch up to $300 per carat. Gems with greater clarity can also command higher prices.

What color is heliodor gem?

Heliodor is a name used by mineralogists and gemologists for specimens of the mineral beryl with a yellow, greenish yellow, or golden-yellow color. Pure beryl is colorless, but impurities within the mineral cause beryl to occur in a variety of different colors.

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