Alternative Names: Alexandrite - The green (chromium-bearing) gem variety, that shows a colour change under different light sources.

Mineral Information

Origin: notably Espirito Santo, Brazil

Mineral Species: Chrysoberyl

Mineral Group: Oxides

Chemical Formula: BeAl2O4

Hardness: 8.5

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Colour: Golden-yellow, green-yellow, green, brown, red

Typical Appearance: Usually tabular or short prismatic crystals. Often occurs twinned, occasionally as star-shaped arrays.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Leo

Chakra Alignment: Heart (Upper Heart); All Chakras

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek χρυσός, golden, and βήρυλλος, beryl, in allusion to the color.

Additional Information

Chrysoberyl is balancing, mood-lifting, and emotionally soothing, especially for the heart. It is lovely to use after a traumatic experience, to "smooth ruffled feathers". Chrysoberyl can gently shield and protect, and also supports the immune system. It radiates an intense green light into the body, burns off any negative energy, and balances, clears and connects all the Chakras. It is particularly strong around the Solar Plexus, Heart and Upper Heart Chakras, and can increase one's sense of inner strength and vitality. Physically, it reduces inflammation, and is useful in the treatment of sinus problems and IBS. A crystal water (without brandy as a preservative) can be used to treat eye irritations. Spiritually, it opens the Third Eye Chakra and allows one to remain grounded while working both psychically and spiritually. .