Heliodor Gemstone - The Golden Yellow Beryl Stone of Healing
Heliodor or Yellow Beryl Gemstone
Heliodor is a stone belonging to the Beryl Gemstones family. It is also referred to as the Golden Beryl or Yellow Emerald. It is actually beryllium aluminum silicate and can appear in a spectrum of colors ranging from yellow to yellow-green and orange to brown. The other members of the Beryl family include Emerald, Aquamarine, Goshenite, Morganite and Red Beryl. Heliodor is a comforting stone and is named after its pale yellow or golden yellow color from the Greek words ‘helios’ and ‘doros’ which means ‘gift from 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. The color of this stone is due to the presence of iron in place of aluminum in the structure of the crystal. It was discovered in Namibia in the year 1910. The largest faceted heliodor is 2,054 carats and is on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Flawless Heliodor is quite rare and comes with a high price tag. This stone is associated with the Planet Jupiter. A dream of this golden yellow stone is an indication of color coming success and recognition.
Heliodor is associated with the Zodiac Signs of Gemini, Leo and Scorpio and is the birthstone representing the month of November. This stone is associated with the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras. This stone has a hardness rating of 7.5 to 8 with a hexagonal crystal structure and is suitable for gemstone jewelry. Apart from being Jewelry gemstones heliodors are sometimes used to carve ornamental figures. This stone is found in many places in the world including Brazil, Pakistan, Russia, Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, Ukraine, Namibia, Nigeria and the US.
Healing and Metaphysical Properties of Heliodor Stone
Heliodor is popular as a protection stone just like the other Beryl Gemstones. It is a comforting stone and is said to create a warm and relaxed environment. Wearing or carrying yellow beryl gemstone can help to make one more compassionate and sympathetic towards others. It also gives the wearer mental clarity, increased charm, focused will, physical well being and higher consciousness. This gemstone is also believed to improve communication and understanding. This stone facilitates spiritual love and clairvoyance. Heliodor is therefore a good stone for meditation purpose and can aid in the development of psychic powers and spiritual communication. Traditionally, heliodor has been used as a charm to promote sincerity and as a remedy for idleness.It is said to stabilize the heartbeat and help in the treatment of stomach and small intestines disorders. Heliodor is used in crystal healing to remove toxins from the body. This stone is also helpful in treating problems related to the spleen, liver, heart and pancreas. It is also used to treat hyperactivity and muscle cramps.
Heliodor Gemstones can be cleaned using warm soapy water and a soft brush. Heliodor jewelry should be stored in a fabric-lined box away from other jewelry items so as to avoid damage or scratching. Also keep this jewelry away from chemicals and prolonged exposure to excessive heat.
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