The Emerald Gemstones is considered to be one of the most precious of all gemstones. It's a derivative of the mineral beryl (a silicate of aluminum and beryllium) and the metal chromium that leads to the typical bluish-green colour that is so famous as the hue 'emerald green' which is now a colour shade on its own merit. As most gemologists only know too well, the perfect Emerald Stone is a very rare occurrence. An Emerald Gems is usually graded visually – its colour should be a typical hue of dark green that has yellow and blue as secondary colours, and it should be pleasant (and not warm) to the touch. It's common for emeralds to be cracked, so a good eye and a sensitive touch can detect if it's flawless or not. Emeralds Gemstone may be treated with oil to enhance their transparency and excellence.
Emeralds Gemstones have been revered throughout human history. The Mughal Empire was very fond of them; today, the US Museum of Natural History has some excellent specimens. The majority of the finest Emeralds are today mined and produced in Colombia and Zambia; though Emeralds Stone were a produce of Egypt and India during ancient times. Known for thousands of years in the Indian subcontinent as Panna, Emeralds Stone have long been connected with love, compassion, learning and mental development.
In Hindu mythology, the healing properties of the Emerald Gems are associated with the planet Mercury. It's tied to the Zodiac signs of Gemini and Virgo – and people belonging to these sun signs are said to benefit the most from this beautiful gemstone.
Effects and properties of Emerald Gemstones
The Emerald Stone is usually worn as jewelry – beads, pendants, earrings, rings and bracelets of emerald are popular. Because of the stone's alignment to Mercury, it can counter the ill effects of Mercury and also enhance the good effects of the same. The Emerald is a fascinating stone. In ancient and pre-modern times, it was thought to produce healing powers just by gazing into the intense green colour. In fact, ancient Greek practitioners advised using crushed Emeralds Stone as an eye-healing powder.
The Emerald Gemstones is related to the heart chakra (anahata). It is related to the powerful sphere of love, compassion and well-being and caring. Emeralds are supposed to increase spiritual energies and calm down the disturbed mind. The stone is also considered very auspicious for newly married couples. The gemstone helps in increasing concentration, reducing depression, and reducing problems of the heart. Sportsmen and creative people (writers, painters, and sculptors) can also especially benefit from this stone. In terms of healing properties for medical science, the stone especially benefits the digestive and nervous systems. It leads to universal and personal bliss and reduces mental conflicts. A Chakra expert should be contacted for the best way to use your Emerald. Emeralds might routinely carry negative energies, and an emerald ring can be detoxified by dipping it in water overnight.
Things you should check before buying a real Emerald stone:
- Holes, impurities or cracks on the surface
- Vibrancy and luster. A natural gemstone will have threads inside
Did you buy a real Emerald Gemstones?
- The shade of green that a real emerald displays is very unique. It can be checked visually by a gemologist.
- An authentic Emerald Gemstone will produce a cool touch. It will seem pleasant to the skin.
Zambian and Colombian Emeralds Stone are the most prized specimens around the world. However, India
, Pakistan, Brazil and Afganistan are also known for their Emeralds. As it is, Emeralds are routinely found and discovered all over the world.
- Planet : Mercury
- Indian Name : Panna
- Cosmic Color : Green
- Chakra : Anahata (the heart chakra)
How to care for your Emerald Stones
Emeralds are sodt gemstones
and impacts on the stone should be avoided. The stone should never be steam-cleaned, and a soft, slightly wet brush should be used to clean an Emerald Gemstone whenever necessary.
Bhasm : Apaamaarg Bhasm
- Day for wearing: Wednesday
- Time for wearing: Sunrise