Golden beryl

The Golden beryl of Heliodor, between light yellow and greenish-yellow, is a variety of the mineral Beryl.


The Golden beryl was found in 1912 in the Rössing-mine in today’s Namibia and was named the ‘new German gem Heliodor’ in 1913 by the journal ‘The week’.


Emperor Wilhelm II liked the gem so much that he compared the mineral with the ‘colour of the beautiful old Moselwein’.

The Golden beryl is mostly found at the same locations as the Aquamarine. The main discovery sites are Sri Lanka and Southwest Africa.

Golden beryl images